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Back Out Camping:

  • August 8, 2019

When your summer plans change part II Rabbi Boruch Meir Levin, shlit”a;  Dayan Bais HaVaad When parents wish to opt out of a camp they enrolled their child in, the first thing to do is try and determine if the…

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Halachic Perspectives On Democracy

  • July 24, 2019

With the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong protesting the Chinese government, this week’s article will focus on the right (or duty) of revolution, and explore some of the halachic perspectives on democracy. The Right (Or Duty) Of Revolution A strikingly…

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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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Shavuos: Milchig, Fleishig, or both?

  • June 6, 2019

Meat on Yom Tov The Rambam in Hilchos Yom Tov[1] writes "One must be happy and content on Yom Tov... the men eat meat and drink wine..." The Bais Yosef[2] asks from the Gemara[3] which implies clearly that the requirement…

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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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