August 11, 2016 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #618112mo4644Member
I’ve seen many articles written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman, but I have never heard of him from anywhere else other than YWN. Does he really exist or is it just a pen name for someone or a group of people?
How can anyone rely on him if no one knows who he is?August 11, 2016 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #1164733mo4644Member
I could not find any picture or info about him from google, either.August 11, 2016 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #1164734lesschumrasParticipant
He writes a weekly column for the Five Towns Jewish Times and I believe that’s where he livesAugust 11, 2016 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #1164735shtusimParticipant
Rabbi Yair Hoffman is a real person. He is a BIG talmid chacham and has written many seforim.
He lives in Far RockawayAugust 11, 2016 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #1164736yidellehMember
he lives in far rockaway and we daven in the same shul.
but no, totally doesnt existAugust 11, 2016 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1164737no nonsenseParticipant
I believe he was a Rav in Long Island. He teaches in Yeshiva of Far Rockaway.August 11, 2016 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1164738Mashiach AgentMember
nope . hes just your imaginational Rabbi of someone else writing these letters with a make up name & nice mens face make up. Enjoy his entertaining questions while he lasts anonymously, before someone discovers what his real name isAugust 11, 2016 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #1164739Veltz MeshugenerMember
He just called me to let me know I should pass this along – he does not exist.August 11, 2016 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #1164740SoftwordsParticipant
This is a silly question. Yes, he really exist. On the bug video on YWN you can hear his voice and if you search him on YouTube you can watch him interview a politician.August 11, 2016 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1164741CTRebbeParticipant
I know its hard to believe, but people could exists outside of google. I don’t think DeCarte said “I am googled therefore I am”August 11, 2016 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1164742SparklyMember
just because your not on google doesnt mean you dont exist. its called not having social media like facebook.August 11, 2016 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #1164743JosephParticipant
He writes news articles and interviews people in the news, in addition to his interpretation of news events on how he perceives them to fit with his hashkafa. He’s also a high school rebbi at one of the local yeshivas in the Long Island area.August 11, 2016 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #1164744Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
mo4644 – do you exist?August 12, 2016 12:04 am at 12:04 am #1164745Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
CTRebbe: I googled that quote, and DeCartes DID say that!August 12, 2016 12:39 am at 12:39 am #1164746dovrosenbaumParticipant
I think he’s brilliant. I love his halacha articles. He’s one of the few who has the courage to call out the hechsherim selling infested produce as kosher.August 12, 2016 9:02 am at 9:02 am #1164747NechomahParticipant
I e-mailed him a question one time and got a response, so I guess he does exist at least in cyberspace.August 12, 2016 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #1164748farrockgrandmaParticipant
Yes, there is life outside of Brooklyn.
Rabbi Hoffman is learned, intelligent, and a good speaker (although I have rarely heard him speak in public). He also teaches and leads chesed projects at local schools.August 12, 2016 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1164749yehudayonaParticipant
Descartes, not DeCarte or even DeCartes.
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