Netanyahu’s Re-election Reveals Divide Between Republicans, Democrats on Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election Tuesday as the prime minister of Israel brought to a boil the simmering divides among Republicans and Democrats over the longtime...

The Case of the Fifty Expelled Yeshiva Bochurim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is a story in the frum Jewish websites that has many in the Torah world up in arms.  A Mesivta, somewhere in Lakewood,...

Former New York Congressman Must Register as Sex Offender

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, was ordered to register as...

Why the Yaavetz is a Jewish Woman’s Favorite Acharon

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Yaakov Emden (1697-1776), better known as the Yaavetz, was one of the Gedolei haAchronim.  He lived in Altona, which was then a territory...

The Case of the Non-Kosher Toilet Paper

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com There is a new and interesting halachic controversy brewing in Israel. What follows is an explanation of the specific halachic concepts behind it. There...

MSH Students Bring In MiSHenichnat Adar!

The energy in the room was palpable and contagious as the Midreshet Shalhevet (MSH) students celebrated Chodesh Adar with an exciting and festive chagigah. Dressed in an array of...

Israel Ranks As 13th Happiest Country – UN World Happiness Report

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF - 03/20/2019 Israel is the thirteenth-happiest country according to the World Happiness Report. Israel is the world’s 13th-happiest country, according to the 2019 World Happiness Report published...

News From HALB

HALB Students Learn To Be Good Digital Citizens The fourth- and fifth-graders at HALB presented their “How to Be Good Digital Citizens” projects at HALB’s Digital Citizens Fair under the...

Science Is Electric at The Brandeis School

Brandeis fourth-grade students explored the push and pull of magnets, how magnets attract or repel based on their poles. By touching a plasma ball, students saw how the light...

The Pediatrician and Kashrus

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are times when babies fail to thrive because of various medical reasons.  When this happens, there will be occasions when a pediatrician or an allergy...
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