A New Historical Background to Tisha B’Av

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com As we begin the Nine Days, knowing the historical background of the churban help us mourn its destruction. Tisha B’Av is the culmination, of...

Honoring Step-mothers and Other Relatives

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com “YOU’RE NOT MY MOTHER! SO I don’t have to honor you.” “Yes you still do, young lady.” Everyone knows about the Mitzvah of honoring parents –...

Hava Nagrilla: A Glatt Kosher Charity Festival Of Barbecue, Bourbon, and Beer

Why would a prominent hip and knee orthopedic surgeon who has been rated as one of Castle Connelly’s top regional doctors since 2009 be so deeply and personally involved...

Events for Holocaust Survivors Offered at Boro Park Y

The Chesed Club For Volunteer-Minded Women Who Are Holocaust Survivors Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization and Club Nissim at the Boro Park Y would like to invite female community members who...

Priority-1 31st Anniversary Dinner Raises Spirits

Priority-1 would like to thank the community for the incredible outpouring of support at the Priority-1 31st anniversary dinner. With more than 300 attendees, the event was an astounding...

Mindbiz: Left Out and Lonely

  Dear Esther, When I began to date, I was looking for a woman who, aside from having the obvious important qualities, came from a large family with lots of siblings....

Dorshei HaDaf Program Launched At Home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky

By Chaim Gold It was an emotional moment at the home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita. No one was expecting it, but suddenly Rav Chaim was moved to tears. He...

Shulamith Middle School Announces Graduation Honors

  Aviv Amar: Valedictorian. Aviv Amar lives in Woodmere with her parents and four siblings. In the four years that Aviv has been a student at Shulamith, she has received a...

Real Estate with Anessa: Forewarned About Foreclosures

I can no longer count the number of times my phone rings and a customer asks me if I have any foreclosures to show him. Some perceive a foreclosure...

MTA Celebrates Scholarship Campaign With Seduas Preidah, Siyum

More than 400 talmidim, rebbeim, parents, and friends joined MTA on Wednesday, June 6, for its Yeshiva-Wide Seudas Preidah and Siyum, celebrating the Torah learning accomplishments of all talmidim...

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Depending on whom you ask, President Donald Trump’s post-Russia summit news conference Monday was something between a bad misstep to proof of outright treason. Why? Mostly...

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Israel’s ‘Plastic-Bag Law’ Slashed Bag Waste in 2017

The Environmental Protection Ministry lauded the success of a “plastic bag law” that has led to a drastic drop in the use of plastic...

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