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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha, Parshas Lech Lecha  

A Qualified Chide Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Rabbi Moshe Zev Granek October 29, 2020 And there was a disagreement between the shepherds of Avraham and the shepherds of Lot.  (Bereishis 13:7) Lot’s shepherds were wicked, and they…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Center

Forbidden Fruit Dayan Daniel Dombroff October 29, 2020 Q:  Before Sukkos, I am a seller of arba’ah minim. This year, a customer selected a shiny yellow esrog, brought it over to me, and took out his wallet. I examined the…

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Clear and Present Danger

How imminent must a threat be to be considered pikuach nefesh? Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman October 29, 2020 R’ Asher Weiss was asked by a physician and researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan who was…

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Borrowing a Siddur without Permission

Rabbi Chaim Weg Question: Someone was searching for a siddur to use in shul but could only find a privately owned siddur. He knew that the owner was currently away on vacation and would not need it. Is it permitted…

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Indirect Damage According to Halacha

Rabbi Yosef Greenwald Case: I was looking at my phone while driving [big mistake], and veered off into the next lane. A Jew driving next to me swerved to avoid my car and hit the guardrail, badly damaging his car. …

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