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The Catering Salesman: When Does He Get Paid?

  • January 18, 2019

Payment requirements for the private salesman By: Rabbi Dovid Grossman, Rosh Bais HaVaad There is one halachic classification of work which can lend itself to confusion. A poel who works by the hour is a schir yom. An independent contractor,…

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Taking Work Personal: Borrowing Office Supplies

  • January 15, 2019

Can an employee take office supplies or borrow the company projector for personal use? By: Dayan Dovid Grossman, Shlita, Rosh Bais HaVaad   Using Office Supplies In a busy office, supplies and paper items have a way of coming and…

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Brinks Cash Flow: Windfall or Highway Robbery?

  • January 4, 2019

By:  Rabbi Yehoshua Wolfe An armored Brink’s truck accidentally scattered money across a northern New Jersey highway on a recent Thursday morning, and as drivers got out of their cars to grab cash there were crashes. A windfall or highway robbery? I’m driving on the freeway…

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Running Interference

  • December 25, 2018

By: Rabbi Dovid Grossman Can you intrude before a business deal is confirmed?   Whether you are selling groceries, wholesale supplies or healthcare services, all businesses are built upon relationships. If a businessman is in the process of developing a relationship…

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Steal of the Deal

  • December 17, 2018

When your investor cuts you out Rabbi Benzion Sprei As a property manager in the Central Jersey area, I came across a good deal on a bank owned (REO) 2-family rental property. Being that it was a “cash only” deal,…

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Chanukah Candles for a Person with Fear of Fire

  • December 4, 2018

Performing Mitzvos Under Duress Rabbi Micha Cohn   [This post is for educational and enrichment purposes only; not a final halachic decision.]   An elderly woman lives alone. Years before, she had a fire in her home, and is still…

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Hack Attack and Halacha: The Halachos Of Hacking

  • November 26, 2018

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 of computer hackers styling…

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