7 Things to Know About the Chad Gadya

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times) Everyone grew up with it.  It signifies the end of the Pesach Seder. And every...

How to Daven:  The Soviet Refusenik and the Mashgiach Rav Nosson Wachtfogel zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com The year was 1984, and the place was Beis Midrash Gavoah in Lakewood, New Jersey.  A special day of...

12 Shabbos HaGadol Psakim from HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Miller Shlita

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com One should not order Chametz before Pesach from Amazon etc. to be delivered after Pesach. There are two...

TRAGEDY: Owner Of Famous Hotel In Uman Niftar After Contracting Flu

Tragedy struck the Breslov community on Wednesday when Rabbi Yisrael Pinto, was Niftar. Rabbi Pinto was the owner of the "Orot" hotel in Uman...

Finally, the data is in! (well, almost)

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com In 1943, the MBA program at Harvard Business School was completely suspended.  The reason for this was the need...

No Shabbos HaGadol Drasha? Learn About Eruv Tavshilin!

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This week, Shabbos HaGadol, most Rabbonim would have spoken about the upcoming need to make an eruv tavshilin.  So...

Bug-a-Salt:  A Halachic Analysis of 10 Pertinent Questions

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is a toy, of sorts, or a device - that wives across America are purchasing for their husbands. ...

Charedi Boy With Confirmed Corona Attends Yerushalayim Talmud Torah Sends Other Students, Staff Into...

Special education schools in the Charedi world, as well as the rest of Israeli society, went back to school last week. In one Talmud...

READ WHY: “Oif Simchas” Cancels Tiveria Concert In Solidarity With Chareidim

Following the slew of media reports regarding the cancellation of the Motty Steinmetz and Mordechai Ben David concert in Haifa and the recent fiasco...

United Hatzalah Delivers Kimcha D’Pischa Early In Israel Due To Coronavirus

United Hatzalah volunteers across Israel have initiated a campaign working together with social services of local and regional councils to deliver food packages to...

Charedi Boy Seriously Injured After Falling Off Cliff in Scotland

A Charedi resident of London, was airlifted to the hospital in Scotland on Wednesday after he fell more than 40 feet off of Kincraig...

Lapid Joins Kippah March in Berlin While Wearing “The Biggest Kippah He Could Find”

The Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, joined protesters in the Kippah March on Wednesday afternoon in Berlin. Lapid had already been...

Messed Up Matzah: Better Check Them

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Yes, you had better check that Matzah. This is for two reasons:  The first is to fulfill a Torah Mitzvah...

Motzei Shabbos News Round-Up From Israel

The deputy head of the Hamas terror organization told reporters that Hamas would be willing to discuss trading prisoners with Israel if Israel would...

The Korban Pesach: A Guide – Just in Case..

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This guide is presented, as a last minute "just in case."  It is presented in honor of an old...

Gebrochts – an Overview

This Torah article is dedicated in memory of Elisheva Kaplan a"h and Yisroel Levin z"l, whose second Yartzeit is tonight. Miss Kaplan was the...

WATCH: Border Patrol Officers Dance With Stolen Sifrei Torah They Recovered – Police Say...

Thousands of Bnei Brak residents joined in celebration in the return of the four stolen sifrei Torah to the Orchos HaTorah shul. As YWN had...

TRAGEDY: 4th Fatal Victim Of Flu In 4 Days In Israel

Another victim succumbed to the Flu in Israel on Wednesday binging the total number of deaths this week caused by the virus to 4....

Fears of Missionary Onslaught in Israel Over Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Over the course of the next few days, with the pinnacle being on Yom Ha'Atzmaut itself, hundreds of Missionaries from numerous countries are scheduled...

Shock in Ponevezh Yeshiva After Bochur Disappears and Seemingly Joins IDF

A Ponevezh Yeshiva student has gone missing from Yeshiva and his parents' home for the last two weeks. There have been a number of...

Mekubal Rav David Batzri Hospitalized

It was revealed on Wednesday that Mekubal Rabbi David Batzri, who is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Kabbalistic Yeshiva known as Hashalom in Israel,...

The Great Controversy Over the Bracha on Trees

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.COM It began today, on the first of the month of Nissan.  And the controversy continues.  Some follow ArtScroll.  But...

HATE IN LONDON: Van Driver Tells Chareidi Man ‘Hitler Was Great’ [VIDEO]

(VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) A truck driver passing through London's predominantly Chareidi neighborhood of Stamford Hill, rolled down his window and began yelling Anti-Semitic statements at...

Gerrer Rebbe Spotting Causes Huge Crowd At Levaya of Reb Efraim Landau in Yerushalayim

The Gerer Rebbe emerged after a month-and-a-half of not being able to see his followers due to the health restrictions in place in Israel,...

4 Changes That Were Made in the Bitul of Chometz

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times We say this Aramaic text just before Pesach every year. We recite it once in...

Australian President Asks Israel to Turn Over Suspected Charedi Sex Offender Malka Leifer

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called on Israel to come to a conclusion in the case against Malka Leifer and to decide whether or...

Analyzing Chometz:  Adapted from the Torah of Rav Dovid Kviat zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com During Yom Tov one must try to visit one’s Rebbe.  One of my Rebbeim was Rav Dovid Kviat zt”l....

Chometz Now – Where May We Buy it?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Most people know to avoid Chometz sh’avar alav haPesach – Chometz that was owned by a Jew over Pesach...

Watch This!! New Tape Revealed of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l Giving Shiur...

As a gift to Klal Yisroel suffering in the COVID-19 Pandemic, a new tape was just revealed of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l.  The...

Schlissel Challah – An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times “Yes, Mommy, but what does the key mean? Why do we put it in the...

Czech President Announces Embassy Move to Jerusalem: ‘The Time Has Come’

Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic, has become the latest foreign leader to announce his intentions to move his country's embassy in...

Jewish Work On Shabbos in Israel; Will Litzman Pull Out of Government?

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday and told him that he would resign from the government if Jews...

Motzei Shabbos News Round-Up From Israel

Due to an unseasonal dry spell that is expected to blow over Israel this week, the Fire Department has issued a warning against any...

Car Cleaning Crew Kicking off Pesach Cleaning with At-Your Home Service

Although the weather is frigid and Purim was just a few days ago , believe it or not Pesach is just around the corner!...

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