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Q & A From the Bais HaVaad Hotline

  • March 9, 2020

The Case of the Stroller Bankroller Question: A relative offered to buy us a certain stroller as a baby gift if we would like it. We researched the model and found that it had certain drawbacks that made it inferior…

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Q & A From the Bais HaVaad Hotline

  • March 5, 2020

Question: I hired a cleaning contractor to dry out my home after we experienced flooding. His crew set up large fans to do the job. About three-quarters of the way through, one fan caused an electrical fire that damaged the…

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Q & A From the Bais HaVaad Hotline

  • March 2, 2020

Question: I hired a cleaning contractor to dry out my home after we experienced flooding. His crew set up large fans to do the job. About three-quarters of the way through, one fan caused an electrical fire that damaged the…

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Cash Find

  • February 25, 2020

Question: I found a substantial amount of cash in shul, wrapped in a rubber band. I put up signs announcing that I had found money, but no one came forward to claim it, and a long time has elapsed. How…

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Civilian Drones and Privacy Concerns

  • November 26, 2019

Drones in civilian and military use has proliferated over the last few years and has raised many safety and privacy concerns. In this article we will explore some of these issues from a halachic perspective. Is it permitted to fly…

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The Lost Coin

  • November 21, 2019

Is vending machine change up for grabs? By Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport, Dayan for the Bais HaVaad We use vending machines for all kinds of purposes, whether to buy a soda, coffee or snack, or even a newspaper or lottery ticket.…

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Hack Attack and Halacha

  • November 14, 2019

The Halachah Of Hacking Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman With each passing election, the spectre of cyber-crime looms larger and larger. This is in addition to computer hacking carried out in the corporate arena. A number of years ago, a shadowy group…

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Simanim on the Night of Rosh Hashana

  • September 25, 2019

Rabbi Moshe Rotberg The Gemara in Horeos (12a) and Krisus (5b) discusses different ways for a person to determine whether or not he is destined to have a good year. One such examples is lighting a candle during Aseres Y’mai…

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Tuition Quiz

  • September 5, 2019

Tough Questions for Schools and Parents Costs of living in the frum community are rising every year. Along with regular expenses, the cost of yeshiva tuition is also an increasing financial burden. Likewise, many schools are struggling with financial challenges…

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