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...

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....

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...

Kaddish Wars By Rabbi Yair Hoffman

The events you are about to read are real.  The names have been changed to protect the shidduchim prospects of the two daughters of the perpetrator of what you...

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...

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...

YOSS Leads Torah Education Gatherings

The opening remarks of any gathering set the tone for inspiration and enthusiasm to all participants. In the past two weeks, Yeshiva of South Shore led three gatherings that...

Yakira Bella: Precious Pieces for Beautiful People

Nothing says summer quite like a day at the beach, floral dresses, and, of course, wide-brim hats. Heralding a welcome respite from our rigorous routines, summer is a season...

Your Trusted Rabbinical Authority at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

Meet 39-year-old Rabbi Eliashiv Nafcha, the man behind the superior kashrut at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Tell us a little bit about yourself. “I was born in Rehovot Israel to an ultra-Orthodox...

Rav Kanievsky Hears Report on Har HaZeisim Accomplishments

After hearing a detailed report on the progress on Har HaZeisim from his grandson, Rav Aryeh Kanievsky, Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky blessed the work of the International Committee for...
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