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By Malkie Hirsch She got married before me and had her first child before me; basically, she didn’t fight the adulting portion of life like I did. In fact, the...

Project Makes Use Of Crowdfunding To Establish Jerusalem Synagogue

A new social project, Project 542, is making use of Crowdfunding to build a synagogue and community center for the underprivileged in the Jerusalem hills Unlike other public fundraising efforts, this project...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

Leonard Steinman For State Court Judge

By 5TJT Staff It is rare that a successful attorney in a large Manhattan law firm is willing to sacrifice his lucrative practice to become a state court judge on...
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