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Halachos of Daily Living

  • July 18, 2019

Can I Use Flavored Charcoal Briquettes for My Barbecue? Rav Belsky, zt”l held that one may not use wine soaked wood chips or charcoal briquettes that contain wine flavors. Although the briquettes do not directly touch the food and are burned up…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • July 18, 2019

Giving A Bachur Special Attention Berel, the dorm counselor, had helped Nissim, an introverted bachur, make friends in yeshivah and get on his feet financially. In coming years Nissim made out successfully in business, and Berel found himself in dire…

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CURSING A FELLOW JEW

  • July 18, 2019

An outline of Bais HaVaad on the Parsha Shiur delivered by: Rav Yitzchak Grossman "ולא אבה ה' אלוקיך לשמע אל בלעם ויהפך ה' אלוקיך לך את הקללה לברכה כי אהבך ה' אלוקיך" (דברים כג:ו) The Torah forbids cursing another, as…

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OWNING THE MARKET

  • July 18, 2019

Fair Trade and Monopolies in Halacha By Rav Yaakov Rappaport Long before the establishment of the Federal Trade Commission, there were debates regarding trade regulations. Is the government responsible to protect consumers, or is it the responsibility of “buyer beware”?…

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OUT OF THIS WORLD

  • July 18, 2019

Keeping Halacha in space By: Rav Yosef Fund, Posek for the Bais HaVaad, Lakewood Spacing In             A recent news article reported that Virgin Galactic announced their first commercial spaceflight, planned for later this year, establishing a precedent for other…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • July 11, 2019

I’m going on a trip and I don’t have a proper netilas yadayim cup. Can I use a disposable cup?( The halacha requires that one use a keli (vessel) for netilas yadayim. Poskim differ as to whether a disposable cup (such as a paper cup, or plastic bottle) is…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • July 11, 2019

BEFRIENDING WITH INTENTION TO BORROW A rich man moves into the neighborhood with his family and obviously makes many friends. May one befriend him with the intention of borrowing from him in the future? May a neighbor give the man…

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