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Eruv Tavshilin

Eruv Tavshilin
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times INTRODUCTION Yes, you were probably expecting an egg in the picture – not a steak. Read on, all will become clear. Whenever any day of Yom Tov comes out on a Friday - an Eruv Tavshilin must be made before the Yom Tov begins. What is an Eruv Tavshilin? An Eruv Tavshilim is a Rabbinic device - that involves 3 things: • a baked item • a cooked item • and a special formula to recite. This Rabbinic device allows ...
(1 opinions  |   April 26 )

Transatlantic Air Travel Is About To Change In A Big Way

Transatlantic Air Travel Is About To Change In A Big Way
For those of us who aren't jetting around on expense accounts, who might glance at the business-class seats with a mixture of jealousy and scorn as we shuffle toward the back rows, price and convenience are what matter most. But airfareology is a tricky science. How are prices set? How do I find the best prices? Who is fighting on behalf of the consumer, and who is trying to swindle us? Are there even clear answers to these questions? Every so often, clues to the answers arise when ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 20 )

Fidel Castro Gives Rare Speech Saying He Will Soon Die

Fidel Castro Gives Rare Speech Saying He Will Soon Die
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. "I'll be 90 years old soon," Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years. "Soon I'll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 20 )

FBI Paid Hackers To Get Cell Data

FBI Paid Hackers To Get Cell Data
The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone's four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the individuals said. The researchers, who ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 13 )

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: 150 Rishon L'Tzion Municipal Inspectors Join MDA's First Response Program

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: 150 Rishon L'Tzion Municipal Inspectors Join MDA's First Response Program
[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 150 Rishon L’Tzion municipality inspectors have joined Magen David Adom’s “Life Guardians” program. They recently completed their course and will not be dispatched to CPR and calls and other life and death situations via their smart phone app which identifies on-call responders in the area via GPS. MDA reports thousands of Israelis with different levels of medical training have already joined the program to permit an immediate response to ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 12 )

The Golem is Back in Action!

The Golem is Back in Action!
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The Golem to the Rescue Trailer from Torah Luminations on Vimeo The Golem is Back in Action! In the last Episode #2, we saw the Maharal create the Golem. Now in this new Episode #3, “The Golem to the Rescue”, Taddeus is up to no good! Experience the fun, suspense and miracles of the Maharal who sends Yossele the Golem to rescue the Berger family from Taddeus' plans.   45 minutes running time.   Keep the kids entertained while getting ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 04 )

Few Hours Left to Join for Free at Lizhensk on Yahrtzeit

Few Hours Left to Join for Free at Lizhensk on Yahrtzeit
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] HURRY, THE DEADLINE IS TONIGHT AT 11:57PM Submit Your Names for the Special Tefillah for SHIDDUCHIM & all yeshuos in LIZHENSK – at the Resting Place of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk  - the Noam Elimelech zt”l on the Day of His Yahrtzeit, Tomorrow 21 Adar, FOR FREE  - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS IMPORTANT NOTE: We need your help in rescuing Jewish women and children trapped in Arab villages and every bit counts + Psak Rabbonim, donations can be given from ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 29 )

Remarkable Interview With Yemini Jew Who Helped Plan the Airlift

Remarkable Interview With Yemini Jew Who Helped Plan the Airlift
Last Sunday, the media revelaed that there was a carefully planned airlift of 19 Yemenite Jews to Israel. It was carried out with the assistance of the Jewish Agency and the US State Department, and the efforts of a remarkable young man, Manahem Dahari. Yeshiva World News spoke to Manahem and the transcript of the interview is found below: YWN: Manahem, how long has it been since you saw your family? How old are you now? MD: It has been ten years. I left right after my Bar Mitzvah. ...
(6 opinions  |   March 25 )

Cruz's Comments After Attack Criticized By Muslims, Others

Cruz's Comments After Attack Criticized By Muslims, Others
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz's call for increased surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods following the deadly bombings in Brussels drew sharp rebukes from Muslim Americans and civil rights groups, who panned the Republican's proposal as unconstitutional and counterproductive. Cruz said Tuesday that law enforcement should be empowered to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Echoing earlier statements from rival Donald Trump, Cruz also said the U.S. should ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 23 )

Six Orphans & Purim

Six Orphans & Purim
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage.For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are seven children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while the mother was battling the disease that finally took her life before their very eyes. For almost a year the ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 23 )