Rabbi Yair Hoffman – does he really exist?

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    mo4644
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    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?

    #1164733
    mo4644
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    I could not find any picture or info about him from google, either.

    #1164734
    lesschumras
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    He writes a weekly column for the Five Towns Jewish Times and I believe that’s where he lives

    #1164735
    shtusim
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    Rabbi Yair Hoffman is a real person. He is a BIG talmid chacham and has written many seforim.

    He lives in Far Rockaway

    #1164736
    yidelleh
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    he lives in far rockaway and we daven in the same shul.

    but no, totally doesnt exist

    #1164737
    no nonsense
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    I believe he was a Rav in Long Island. He teaches in Yeshiva of Far Rockaway.

    #1164738

    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 is

    #1164739

    He just called me to let me know I should pass this along – he does not exist.

    #1164740
    Softwords
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    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.

    #1164741
    CTRebbe
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    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”

    #1164742
    Sparkly
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    just because your not on google doesnt mean you dont exist. its called not having social media like facebook.

    #1164743
    Joseph
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    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.

    #1164744
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    mo4644 – do you exist?

    #1164745
    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    CTRebbe: I googled that quote, and DeCartes DID say that!

    #1164746
    dovrosenbaum
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    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.

    #1164747
    Nechomah
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    I e-mailed him a question one time and got a response, so I guess he does exist at least in cyberspace.

    #1164748
    farrockgrandma
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    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.

    #1164749
    yehudayona
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    Descartes, not DeCarte or even DeCartes.

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