Daf Yomi Insights: Excuses, Excuses

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow President Donald Trump met with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. Apparently, Mr. Kim promised to start dismantling his country’s nuclear program. Mr. Trump was...

Parashat VaEtchanan: Glatt Kosher Bacon

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “It shall be that when Hashem, your G-d, brings you to the Land … to give to you great and good cities that you...

Va’eschanan: The Never-Ending Voice

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman קול גדול ולא יסף A mighty voice that did not end. —Devarim 5:19 The Ten Commandments are repeated in this week’s parashah as part of Moshe’s review of the...

Bais Yaakovs, the Navi Test, and the Archbishop

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The Navi Morah: “Girls, don’t forget that Thursday is a test on all of perek tes. Don’t forget to review the Malbims on the...

Nachamu, Nachamu, Ami

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Being joyous and celebrating Shabbos Nachamu is a custom with deep historical roots.  The Maharil in his Minhagim (27) explains that the entire nation...

Parashat Devarim: Serving G-d After The Sin

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “As for you, turn about and march into the wilderness by the way of the Sea of Reeds. You replied to me … ‘We...

Other Side Of The Bench: No Noise Is Good News

There is news and there is noise. There are newsmakers and there are noisemakers. There are contrary opinions amongst individuals and groups, and then there are people who just...

Haftarat Chazon and the Perpetuation of Memory

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Devarim is the parashah associated with Tishah B’Av, the Jewish national day of mourning. On this Shabbos, we hear the famous haftarah of Chazon, the Vision...

Parashat Matot-Masei: What Do Borders Mean to Us?

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom There’s something intimidating about boundaries, something stifling and confining. Even if it’s not a high partition barrier covered by barbed wire, surrounded by intrusion-tracking dirt roads,...

Haftarat Parashat 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...

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By J. Olsen PIO, Atlantic Beach Rescue The Atlantic Beach Rescue will soon begin using unmanned drones to help support rescue missions like water rescue, disaster...

Tony Blair Think Tank: Trade Between Israel and Arab States Give Hope for Future

Far from being targeted for “boycotts, divestment and sanctions,” Israel’s trade with its Middle Eastern neighbors is in fact blossoming, a new report from a...

Israel Closes Erez Crossing in Wake of Hamas Riots

Israel’s Defense Ministry has closed the Erez Crossing, the northern entry from Israel into Gaza, following violent riots by Gazans on the border on...

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