Halachic Musings: Marry My Ex — Please!

No, the headline is not a Henny Youngman joke. Rather, it was the basis of a question that was posed recently to two outstanding gedolei ha’dor: Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein,...

Halachic Musings: Pesach Overview Part 2

By Yair Hoffman Month Of Nissan During the month of Nissan, we do not fast — not even for the yahrzeit of a parent. We do not recite the prayer...

Torah With Derech Eretz

Senator Todd Kaminsky was recently privileged with sharing in the celebrations of two respected institutions in the Five Towns. (1) Senator Kaminsky at Yeshiva Gedolah of the Five Towns...

Tribute To My Uncle Reb Yisrael Gordon, z’l

By Yochanan Gordon My great-uncle Reb Yisrael, the son of Reb Yochanan (yes, my namesake) and Zeesha Gordon, passed away early Sunday morning, the eve of Tu B’Shevat, at the...

Biale Rebbe Of Bnei Brak to Visit Five Towns

Barely a year has passed since the Biale Rebbe’s last visit to the Five Towns, yet hundreds are excitedly anticipating his return. Each year, when the Rebbe arrives at...

Souls on Fire: Encountering Niflaos HaBorei

Musings of a Shliach From Montana Just the other day, I took a “quick” five-hour roundtrip drive to a beautiful ranch off the beaten path. The purpose of the visit...

Yeshiva Darchei Torah Dinner: A Look At The Honorees Part 2

By Benzion Kaplan Hakaras Hatov Award: Mr. and Mrs. Yumi Kleinbart. Yossi Kleinbart is now in his fourth fruitful year as a talmid of Mesivta Chaim Shlomo, and his parents,...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: A Letter To Zeesy

Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah are two of the most amazing days, when Jews get to celebrate alone with Hashem and His Torah. The Midrash relates that the seven...

‘Immersed In Torah, Engaged With The World’

The headline atop this article is the motto of the Gush. But what is “the Gush”? It is one of the foremost Modern Orthodox Torah institutions in the world....

Dirshu Yom Limud U’Tefillah Inspires on Chofetz Chaim’s Yahrzeit

By Chaim Gold What do Houston, Miami, Brooklyn, the Five Towns, and Lakewood all have in common? All of them were cities that participated in Dirshu’s momentous Yom Limud U’Tefillah...
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Netanyahu Expected to Freeze Judicial Reforms Amid Mass Civil Disobedience

(March 27, 2023 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to freeze his government’s judicial reform program on Monday. He is set to deliver a speech...

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Each one of Masechet Avot’s perakim begins with a central teaching. The fourth perek opens with Ben Zoma’s definition of four characters: the...

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By Chaim Yehuda Meyer I read with great interest Larry Gordon’s article, “The History of Cake” (March 17, 2023). Mr. Gordon reminiscences about the Passover...


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