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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • August 8, 2019

TIPPING FOR DELAYS Fischel has been tutoring Dan, a local Jewish boy. Dan’s father arranged to pay Fischel at the end of the year. However, at the end of the year Dan’s father experienced a cash flow shortage and asked…

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When Your Poor Speech Is on the Rocks

  • August 8, 2019

Rabbi Chaim Weg Gemara in Eirichin–kal vechomer: If there’s loshon hora on sticks and stones [less severe]; surely on people [more severe]. Question: Rashi [Shelach] says that the meraglim [less severe] should’ve learned from Miriam [more severe]. Answer-they were expected…

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A Belated Tisha B’Av

  • August 8, 2019

Halachos of Tish B’Av On A Year of Nidcheh By Rabbi Eliezer Gewirtzman This year, the 9th of Av falls out on Shabbos, where Tisha B’Av is deferred until Sunday. Numerous shailos arise as a result of this, several of…

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Back Out Camping:

  • August 8, 2019

When your summer plans change part II Rabbi Boruch Meir Levin, shlit”a;  Dayan Bais HaVaad When parents wish to opt out of a camp they enrolled their child in, the first thing to do is try and determine if the…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • August 1, 2019

May I Purchase a New Tallis or Pair of Tefillin During the Three Weeks? The bracha of Shehecheyanu is made when one purchases a talis gadol, if the tzitzis are attached (Shulchan Aruch OC 22:1 and Mishna Berura 22:1), just as Shehecheyanu is recited when purchasing new garments. Since Shehecheyanu is not recited during the Three Weeks,…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • August 1, 2019

Adding Extra To Be Sure Many times a person is unsure if he has repaid a loan in full (time has passed and he doesn’t remember, etc.). May he add extra money to be sure he is fully paid up,…

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Tevilas Keilim: Ritual Immersion on High Tech Items

  • August 1, 2019

Rav Yosef Jacobowitz Min haTorah- only metal needs immersion. Midrabanan – even glass [since it’s similar to metal that it can be molded into a shape]. There are two components: The mitzvah-One must toivel prior to using for eatingThe issur-It…

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Halachic Considerations of Firing

  • August 1, 2019

By: Rav Dovid Grossman, shlit"a; Rosh Bais HaVaad Many business owners are matzliach in building up a successful business and find themselves able to add employees as the company grows.  Often a time, due to some economic reality, a company…

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