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Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep

By Larry Gordon  The fruit glistens with an almost electric shine of outstanding reds and yellows. I don’t know if that is what pulls customers into supermarkets, but the stark,…

Taking A Tycoon To Court

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happens every so often. A former waiter, a high-school dropout, gets a job in real estate. And somehow, in relatively no time at…

Spying Out The Land, No. 9

Our Aliyah Chronicle By Shmuel Katz I had a bit of a conundrum when preparing this column. About nine weeks ago, we celebrated the last day of Pesach, followed by…

Shelach: Minority Rules

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman In democracies as well as in Jewish law, majority rules. According to the Mishnah in Sanhedrin, a beis din must always consist…

For Heaven’s Sake

By Rabbi Meir Orlian  Mr. Braun received legal notice: Mr. Rubin was demanding $50,000 payment due. “I owe no more than $10,000,” replied Mr. Braun. “I’m willing to pay that…

The Heroes of Dirshu

By Rabbi Yechiel Spero A few weeks ago, Dirshu’s Kinyan Torah/Chazaras HaShas program celebrated the completion of Seder Nashim, along with the rest of the lomdei haDaf the world over.…

A Month of Dirshu Siyumim Worldwide: Massive Gatherings in Eretz Yisrael and Argentina

Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Skulener Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Hillel, Rav Yitzchak Ezrachi among Gedolei Yisrael at Siyumim By Chaim Gold A monthlong yom tov marking the accomplishments of lomdei Dirshu concluded…

Spectator Speculation

By Hannah Reich Berman  Sometimes human nature is slightly peculiar. Other times it seems downright bizarre. We have all occasionally exhibited quirky behavior, myself included. One shining example of odd…

The 20th World Maccabiah Games

The 20th World Maccabiah Games

By Dr. Alex Sternberg The 20th World Maccabiah Games, or the quadrennial Jewish Olympics, is set to begin on July 6, 2017, with the spectacular opening ceremonies in the Teddy…

A Five Towns Simcha

A Five Towns Simcha

Photo by Ivan H Norman Mazal tov to Mr. Milty and Mrs. Debbie Weiss and Rabbi and Mrs. Shaul Chill on the marriage of their children, Mimi and Yitzy. The…