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Introduction to Ribbis

  • October 31, 2018

Avissar Family Ribbis Initiative INTRODUCTION People will encounter many common ribbis problems without ever realizing that they exist. Some may be questions of ribbis deOraisa which must be returned. Other times they can be derabbanan which one should be machmir…

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Laws of Bal Tashchis

  • October 31, 2018

The Gerald & Karin Feldhamer OU Kosher Halacha Yomis This Column is dedicated in memory of: Rav Chaim Yisroel ben Reb Dov HaLevi Belsky, zt’l Senior OU Kosher Halachic Consultant from 1987-2016 Bal Tashchis I Q: I have heard said…

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Rest in Peace: The Laws of Kevura

  • October 31, 2018

    Parshas Chayei Sara Highlights of a shiur by Rav Yosef Jacobowitz גֵּר וְתוֹשָׁב אָנֹכִי עִמָּכֶם תְּנוּ לִי אֲחֻזַּת קֶבֶר עִמָּכֶם וְאֶקְבְּרָה מֵתִי מִלְּפָנָי I am a stranger and a resident among you; give me a grave property among…

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Recovering Nazi Bounty

  • October 31, 2018

By Dayan Shlomo Cohen The US Government recently publicized efforts it is taking to facilitate the return of a painting stolen by the Nazis in WWII to its original Jewish heirs. Over the years, the US Senate has attempted to…

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AUDITORY LEARNING: MAY ONE WORK FOR THE IRS?

  • October 31, 2018

By Rav Yitzhak Grossman   I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you. Mesira—the enabling of hostile actors to seize property of, or cause harm to, Jews—is a serious aveira. A number of poskim have discussed the propriety…

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Part 3: The 100 Daily Brachos

  • October 24, 2018

The Gerald & Karin Feldhamer OU Kosher Halacha Yomis This Column is dedicated in memory of: Rav Chaim Yisroel ben Reb Dov HaLevi Belsky, zt’l Senior OU Kosher Halachic Consultant from 1987-2016 Following is the recommended list of daily brachos…

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