Parashat Re’eh: The Importance Of The Journey

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “Should the distance be too great for you, should you be unable to transport them, because the place where Hashem your G-d has chosen...

From Where I Stand: Eikev, What Will The World Say?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman במדבר הגדול והנורא That great and awesome desert —Devarim 8:15 Much has been said and written about the “galut mentality,” the subservience felt by generations of Jews living in...

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...

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Halachic Musings: Thanksgiving

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