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A Kohen Walks Into A Hospital…

  • May 16, 2019

Rabbi Yosef Jacobovits The Halachas of Tumah In Contemporary Times A Kohen’s Purity: Parshas Emor deals with numerous laws of ritual purity that apply specifically to a kohen. While many of these laws are not applicable today, the very first…

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Flight Risk: Max Pressure at Boeing

  • April 8, 2019

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Daniel Dombroff Is Boeing liable for the doomed 737 Max? The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer was in crisis. The 737, Boeing’s workhorse aircraft, had been selling briskly since 1967. The company was working on…

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Grave Sin: The Hatching of a Cemetery Plot

  • April 2, 2019

As heard from Rav Dovid Shlomo Englander The tomb of the unknown Four men have been arraigned in Yerushalayim’s Magistrates’ Court on charges of desecration of graves and fraud. The defendants stand accused of robbing decades-old graves in order to…

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Digging for Din: May We Learn Halacha from Archeology?

  • March 12, 2019

Torah amid the ruins The archeology world was recently excited by the discovery of a marked beka (machatzis hashekel) weight in a dig at the Kosel. A small stone bearing an inscription that archeologists identified as the word “beka”—written backwards—was…

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ואכלת ושבעת וברחת

  • March 5, 2019

ואכלת ושבעת וברחת As heard from Rav Dovid Shlomo Englander Eat and Run Paul Guadalupe Gonzales likes eating. Paying, less so. Last May, Gonzales invited a woman he met online to dinner at a California restaurant. He ordered lavishly for…

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State of the Union, Revisited

  • February 20, 2019

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Shmuel Honigwachs A follow-up on credit unions and cooperatives. Our recent article following the kol korai on credit unions (“State of the Union: May One Join PenFed or First Atlantic?”) prompted many questions from…

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