Parashas Ki Seitzei: Practice Makes Perfect

By Rabbi Mordechai Young Ah, the good memories of the ice-cream truck coming down the block. Good Humor had four ice-cream bars on a stick, and every once in a...

Parashat Shoftim: Of Men and Trees

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute  “Are trees of the field human to withdraw before you into the besieged city?” (Devarim 20:19). Even at times of war and siege, the Torah...

Parashat Eikev: On Rain and Relationship

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “There the grain you sowed had to be watered by your feet,” (Chagai Huberman, Parashah Eretz Yisraelit; translated and edited by Rabbi Moshe Bloom). “For...

Parashas Eikev: Giving Up Credit

By Rabbi Mordechai Young As children, we all learned about the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere. He announced, “The British are coming! The British are coming!” He left Boston...

Parashat Va’etchanan: Special Mitzvot of Erez Yisrael

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute In honor of the parashah that opens with Moshe Rabbeinu’s supplications to enter the Land of Israel, we will take a short break from...

Parashas Va’eschanan: Loving Hashem

By R’ Mordechai Young Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski tells a story of a man eating fish and saying he loves fish. Someone told the man, “You don’t love fish....

Parshiyot Matot / Masei: The Jordan River

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This Shabbat we are celebrating the first anniversary of our weekly column in the 5TJT. For the coming year, G-d willing, we will continue...

Parashas Pinchas: Never Too Late for Teshuvah

By Rabbi Mordechai Young When I was a child, my father told me an amusing story. There was a very rich man who liked to have fun with his guests....

Bloom on Pinchas: A True Lottery

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Only through lots shall the Land be apportioned …” (Bamidbar 26:55). Our Rabbis taught: … Said to : “Yehoshua, do you convict me...

Pinchas: What’s the Line You Won’t Cross?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman This is the parashah of Pinchas the Zealous. The courageous young priest stood up against idolatry and immorality and, in the end, saved Israel from a...
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  The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event...

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