R. Cohen: What’s In A Name?

By Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen Many years ago, I spent a summer in Perth, Australia. The goal of the trip was to bring Jewish teenagers and adults of Perth closer...

Bloom on Parashat Yitro: The Desert’s Advantage

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Whoever prophesied did so either in Eretz Yisrael or concerning Eretz Yisrael … Jeremiah’s prophecy was . He prophesied in the portion of Egypt...

Kiddush on Schnapps:  A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is Shabbos morning.  You desperately need to hear Kiddush in order to eat or drink something.  Someone offers to make Kiddush for you and does...

Halachic Musings: Tu B’Shevat Renewal

  In the 17th century, Tu B’Shevat underwent a metamorphosis because of the publication of a new mystical and Kabbalistic work, Chemdas Yamim. Its origins are somewhat obscure. It was...

Halachic Musings: Predator Protection

It is a scenario that has been repeated over and over again. A predator in the community seeks out the young and vulnerable. It could be in schools, in...

Thousands of Lomdim Led By Gedolei Yisrael Participate in Dirshu Convention

  By Chaim Gold “You ruined my life!” he said, as he grabbed me by both arms. Those were the startling words that a Yid who met Rav Dovid Hofstedter told...

Bloom on Parashat Beshalach: “Manna” of The Kohanim

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute And the L-rd said to Moshe, “I will rain down bread for you from the sky, and the people shall go out and gather...

The Riminov Method of Increasing Wealth

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are many segulos for increasing wealth. The Chasam Sofer mentions a number of them (cited in a Sefer called Segulos HaSofer).  The Chasam Sofer recommends a...

It Clucks Like a Chicken, But Is It Kosher?

  In 2013, the Leghorn chicken was the subject of a kashrus controversy. In 2017, the Braekel chicken was the subject of another kashrus controversy. However, even those who are...

Halachic Musings: Woman Who Lost Her Sons Deserves Our Help

  Pidyon shvuyim is a great mitzvah. It occupies one of the first areas in Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tzedakah. The Talmud (Bava Basra 8b) says that captivity is worse than...

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HaGaon Rav Reuven Feinstein, Shlita, Answers Questions At Dirshu Shabbos Convention

  Rav Reuven Feinstein, shlita, rosh yeshiva of Staten Island, in addition to being rebbe to generations of talmidim, also serves as a guiding light...

Central Synagogue in Bulgarian Capital Vandalized by Rocks

Rocks were thrown through the windows of the Great Prayer Hall of the Central Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday by...

IDF Thwarts Stabbing Attempt, Shoots Palestinian Attacker

A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The...

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