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Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Generally speaking, it is never a good idea to attack others.…

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Lawmakers of the 20th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday. Photo: Wiki Commons. Ynet – Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened…

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

A senior official said Iran is smuggling rockets to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Photo: Wikipedia Jerusalem Post – Iran is placing warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to…

Report: Israel Sought European Mediation for Talks With Hamas

Report: Israel Sought European Mediation for Talks With Hamas

Israel reportedly asked Europeans to serve as arbitrators in talks with Hamas about returning the remains of Israeli soldiers killed during the Israel-Gaza war. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.…

Child Safety Program at the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater

Child Safety Program at the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater

This past Sunday night, the Young Israel of Bayswater – Sha’ar Hashomayim hosted a unique Child Safety Program that was attended by over 100 members of the community…

Criticizing Iran Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Act Against Every Threat’

Criticizing Iran Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Act Against Every Threat’

Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. As negotiators in Lausanne, Switzerland representing world powers worked to finalize a deal with Iran over its nuclear program on Monday morning, Israel’s…

It’s hard to be a Christian in Israel, but not because of prejudice

It’s hard to be a Christian in Israel, but not because of prejudice

Click photo to download. Caption: Father Gabriel Naddaf addresses Christian IDF soldiers in December 2014, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (sitting at table, in center) in attendance.…

Judicial system fears right-wing government would limit Supreme Court’s powers

Judicial system fears right-wing government would limit Supreme Court’s powers

T. Belman. This is a good thing, not a bad thing as this article suggests. The Supreme Court in Israel is a tool that the left uses to…

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Hallel Wars

Hallel Wars

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Long, long ago, in a continent far far away, there emerged…

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi…

New Torah V’Daas Hagaddah Released

New Torah V’Daas Hagaddah Released

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every once in a while a Sefer comes along that not…

ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch. JNS.org – Anti-Semitic incidents rose by 21 percent in America…

U.S. JEWISH LEADERS TURNING AGAINST OBAMA ON ISRAEL

U.S. JEWISH LEADERS TURNING AGAINST OBAMA ON ISRAEL

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn (The authors are president and chairman, respectively, of the…

The Shmuz in Houston, TX

The Shmuz in Houston, TX

The Shmuz in Houston, TX On March 19th- 22nd, the Jewish community of Houston, Texas…

The Iron Dome of Jewish Leadership

The Iron Dome of Jewish Leadership

By Amb. Danny Ayalon In 2003, while still serving as the Israeli Ambassador to the…

Gebrochts, Pesach Cakes and More..

Gebrochts, Pesach Cakes and More..

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In the past 25 years, Pesach cakes have almost become completely…


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Stealing Judaism

By Larry Gordon The struggle to identify not just what it is to be a committed Jew but the definitional nature of Judaism itself is on the line.…

March Madness

March Madness

Surviving The  Pre-Pesach Crunch By Sandy Eller Countless articles have been written about the beauty and spirituality of Pesach, of the deep connection between ridding both your heart…

He’s  My Brother

He’s My Brother

By Larry Gordon Shabbos HaGadol is here, and there may never have been a bigger or more important one than this. There is so much to say, contemplate,…

Who Knows Seven?

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center At the conclusion of the Seder this year, when my family sings the piyut of “Echad Ani Yodei’a,” when…

Pesach Expenses

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A colleague recently mentioned that their total family food bill for Pesach amounts to some $6,000. While it is correct that one…

Sassoon Father Mourns Seven Children At Jerusalem Burial

By Ari Soffer Hundreds of mourners were in attendance Monday afternoon as the father of seven children from the same family who died in a tragic accident over…

Thoughts On The Tragedy In Brooklyn

By Rabbi David Bibi Sephardic Congregation Benai Asher It was the first of Nissan, the anniversary of the dedication of the Mishkan, the wedding day between Hashem and…