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Can a Lender Pursue a Borrower’s Assets?

Rabbi Dovid Grossman   Case: In the previous section, we discussed the question of whether it is halachically permitted for a business to attempt to collect receivables. We will now focus on the general question of repaying debts.  Question: How…

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Can a Business Pursue Receivables?

Rabbi Dovid Grossman  Case: Many businesses are struggling due to Covid-19 and do not possess as large a cash flow as they did in the past. One of the avenues sometimes used by these businesses to increase their income is…

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Is There a Mitzvah to Lend to the Rich?

Rabbi Dovid Grossman   Question: In the previous segment, we discussed the mitzvah of lending money to those struggling financially. Does this mitzvah apply as well to lending money to the wealthy who may also be struggling during this period?…

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Does Halachah Allow for Late Fees?

Rabbi Daniel Dombroff Question: Due to the coronavirus and the resulting financial difficulties, some renters have had trouble paying their rent in a timely manner and have had late fees imposed upon them. Is it permitted according to the halachah…

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May One Claim Unemployment for Yomim-Tovim?

Rabbi Daniel Dombroff Case: During the recent period of Covid-19, many people have not been able to continue with their regular jobs and have applied for unemployment. But in order to be certified for receiving the unemployment money, one must attest that one is capable of working during that time. The problem…

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How Do Doctors and Patients Avoid Yichud During Covid-19?

Rabbi Yosef Kushner Case: In addition to the yichud scenarios discussed in previous sessions that have been especially pertinent during Covid-19, additional yichud shailos have arisen involving doctors, dentists, and the like. Normally, a female patient having an appointment with…

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