Terror Attack in Afula [UPDATED 7:39 PM IL]
19:28: According to preliminary information, a soldier has been stabbed in Afula in what appears to be another terror attack. The victim was stabbed in his upper torso.
The soldier is reportedly conscious and has been transported to HaEmek Hospital.
The terrorist was apprehended by pedestrians in the area.
19:39: The soldier was stabbed in his abdomen and is reported in moderate condition. The attacker is in a local police station. He is being protected from an angry mob that tried to ...
Eating on Yom Kippur For Those Who Must
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times
True it is still not yet Yom Kippur. But there are ill patients out there that want to know what they should do. They are nervous, and it is not good to be nervous before Rosh Hashana. Therefore, here is a guide about eating on Kippur for the sick. It is, of course, unnecessary to state that one should consult both one's doctor and Posek in regard to any medical issue.
It is important to know that the Torah ...
Rosh HaShana - A Guide
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for The Five Towns Jewish Times
Rosh HaShana is the day in which the creation of the world is celebrated. In actuality, however, it is the day that mankind was created (See Talmud Rosh haShana 10b). The world was created six days earlier on the 25th of Elul.
It was on this day that Adam HaRishon, the first man, was created. On this day he also sinned. And on this day he was granted amnesty, or forgiveness. Because of this, the day of Rosh haShana became the ...
IDF Rabbinate Facing Major Streamlining
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkott has announced he is cutting the number of positions for officers serving in the IDF Rabbinate by 25%, Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) reported on Tuesday, 10 Elul. The cut is part of the IDF multiyear fiscal efficiency program.
In addition to the military rabbinate, there is a 25% cut planned for the Education Corps and a number of positions in the crops will be eliminated entirely.
The master economic plan is dubbed ‘Eitz HaSadeh’ and most of the ...
On Rav Pam's Yahrzeit, Dare We Tell The Children "No?"
On Rav Pam’s yahrzeit, dare we tell the children “no”?
Today, 28 Av, is the yahrzeit of Rav Avrohom Pam ztvk”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaath and the visionary founder of Shuvu-Chazon Avrohom.
When there was a need for more Shuvu schools, but funds were in short supply, he challenged “How can we say ‘no’ to the children?”
That challenge echoes today, as hundreds of traditional French families are making their way to Israel, where their children ...
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Deputy Education Minister Porush Concerned Children of French Immigrants May Not Receive Torani Education
Officials in Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush’s office are concerned that some of the children from newly-arrived immigrants from France will not receive a torani education but they will be placed in non-religious schools by state officials.
It is reported that there are many rabbonim who are concerned with the future of the children of the new arrivals, fearing they will be placed in secular schools as has been done to many immigrants in the past. Gedolei Torah have spoken out ...
The 21 Sections of Parshas VaEschanam
by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times
Dedicated in honor of the yartzeit of the author's mother, Sarah bas HaRav Eliyahu, this week
There are 21 Parshios in this Sidrah.
1. Moshe pleads to enter Eretz Yisroel
What was the reason that Moshe Rabbeinu was not allowed to enter into Eretz Yisroel even after this plea? Rashi explains that it was on account of Moshe Rabbeinu’s words, “Hear ye, you rebellious ones.” The lesson from this Rashi is that no matter how ...
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