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Class Sizes: A Halachic Analysis

Class Sizes:  A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a complaint that a number of teachers have had of late – large class sizes. Some state categorically that a class size should never…

Masbia Fights Hunger in New York with Nutritious, Kosher Meals

Masbia Fights Hunger in New York with Nutritious, Kosher Meals

In any American urban environment, tragic homelessness is an inescapable fact. This is especially true in New York, which has ranked among the most impoverished cities in the world. To…

The New Commercially Produced Ben Pekuah Meats

The New Commercially Produced Ben Pekuah Meats

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times There is a new type of meat, called Ben Pekuah Meat, that is about to enter the kosher consumer market,…

The Medical Marijuana Hechsher: Were Gedolim Consulted?

The Medical Marijuana Hechsher:  Were Gedolim Consulted?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Boruch Hashem, Klal Yisroel has Gedolei Torah around. Our Gedolim are the einei Hador – the eys of the generation. We have Gedolei HaPoskim and Gedolei…

New York Times Tops Watchdog’s ‘MidEast Media Mangles for 2015′

New York Times Tops Watchdog’s ‘MidEast Media Mangles for 2015′

The New York Times building. Photo: Wiki Commons. A media watchdog on Wednesday published a list of “Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles for 2015.” First and second place were awarded…

New York Shoppers Outraged by Sale of Nazi Memorabilia at Manhattan Flea Market

New York Shoppers Outraged by Sale of Nazi Memorabilia at Manhattan Flea Market

The Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, where one vendor is selling Nazi memorabilia that is offending shoppers. Photo: Facebook. A flea market vendor selling Nazi memorabilia in Manhattan is outraging offended…

The new Naftali Bennett

The new Naftali Bennett

Though ‘imperfect,’ Jewish Home party leader says plan to appropriate Gush Etzion is the ‘reasonable, sane’ approach BY URIEL HEILMAN, TPI NEW YORK (JTA) – Naftali Bennett, the leader of…

‘Middle Eastern’ Man Screaming ‘Kill the Jews’ Arrested Outside Brooklyn Synagogue

‘Middle Eastern’ Man Screaming ‘Kill the Jews’ Arrested Outside Brooklyn Synagogue

The “Middle Eastern” man (center) who was arrested Thursday morning for hurling antisemitic epithets at a Brooklyn synagogue on Thursday. Photo: Instagram. The NYPD arrested a man on Thursday morning…

New York Jewish Bookstore Manager Beaten by Muslim Yelling ‘F–ck You Jews’

New York Jewish Bookstore Manager Beaten by Muslim Yelling ‘F–ck You Jews’

The Jewish manager of West Side Judaica was beaten in front of the store on Monday afternoon. Photo: Walkertwo NYC, Google Plus. The manager of a Jewish bookstore on the…

Jewish U of Michigan Student Faces Ethics Probe for Arguing With Anti-Israel Demonstrators on Day of Ezra Schwartz Murder

Jewish U of Michigan Student Faces Ethics Probe for Arguing With Anti-Israel Demonstrators on Day of Ezra Schwartz Murder

An anti-Israel display on the University of Michigan campus earlier this month. Photo: Facebook. A Jewish student at the University of Michigan is facing an ethics investigation after lambasting anti-Israel…