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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • April 8, 2019

Metzora SENDING A PACKAGE OVERSEAS It is customary to give “shaliach mitzvah money” as a shmirah (protection) to someone who is traveling, in order that they give it to tzedakah upon arrival at their destination. May the giver request favors…

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Must a Metzora become Tahor Immediately?

  • April 8, 2019

An Overview of a Shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek on Parshas Metzora (זאת תהיה תורת המצורע והובא אל הכהן (ויקרא יד:א Why does the pasuk say he is brought to the kohen if he may not enter the machaneh?…

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Flight Risk: Max Pressure at Boeing

  • April 8, 2019

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Daniel Dombroff Is Boeing liable for the doomed 737 Max? The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer was in crisis. The 737, Boeing’s workhorse aircraft, had been selling briskly since 1967. The company was working on…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • April 2, 2019

Laws related to Berachos The Chayei Adam (61:4) writes that the bracha on cloves is “borei minei b’samim”. He explains that although cloves are the fruit of a tree and rightfully the bracha should be “Hanosain raiyach tov b’peiros”, nonetheless since cloves are completely…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • April 2, 2019

ASKING THE BORROWER TO CASH A CHECK A person asks his friend for a loan. His friend agrees to lend him money, but since he only has a check, he tells him to cash the check, borrow the amount he…

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On the Edge: The International Date Line in Halacha

  • April 2, 2019

An Overview of a Shiur by Rav Yosef Greenwald for Parshas Tazria/Parshas HaChodesh (החודש הזה לכם ראש חדשים (שמות יב:א Where is the Date Line located according to halacha? Three basic approaches are offered.  Chazon Ish   6 hours (90 degrees)…

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