Pouring Away Ayin Ha’ra: The Work Of Rebbetzin Aidel Miller

By Barbara Bensoussan Blei gissen, the technique of pouring lead to nullify ayin ha’ra, the poisonous evil eye, has its source in the Gemara and been practiced for many years....

Schlissel Challah – An Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The custom of Schlissel Challah has become very widespread, not only in the Chassidish world but in many other communities as well. Two years ago, an article...

Activist Ari Fuld Killed in Gush Etzion Terror Attack

From Wire Service Reports Gush Etzion junction stabbing attack victim Ari Fuld was a well-known social media personality and Israel advocate. Fuld was a father of four and a dual U.S.-Israeli...

The Shidduch Crisis Explained

By Simon Lichtenstein Recently there have been some requests to lay out the hard facts of the shidduch crisis. Here they are. The problem. The number of non-chassidishe Orthodox young women...

Islamic Jihad Declares Ceasefire After Firing 30 Rockets at Israel

Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad said on Saturday that it would halt attacks into Israel from the Gaza Strip after firing the heaviest rocket salvos across the border since August. One...

A Guide To An Israeli Butcher Shop

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When Americans travel to Israel for yom tov, they often do one of two things: A. They either bring their choice cuts of meats from the United...

Rav Aharon Kotler, זצ״ל The Early Years

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every so often, individuals emerge in Jewish history who, by dint of their personality and intellect, profoundly change the topography of Jewish life. One such person...

A Cultural Divide

By By Larry Gordon The event took place in the epicenter of what can conceivably be referred to as the shidduch headquarters, if there is such a thing. It was last...

Dating Forum: Difficulties Getting Along With Others

Question: I am dating someone and things are going really well, but there are a few things that bother me about her. I know no one is perfect, but I...

Rav Aharon Kotler, זצ״ל The Early Years, Part 3

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Although the name of Rav Aharon Kotler, zt’l, is well known in Torah circles, very little biographical information of his earlier life in Europe is available....
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