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Jewish Owned Bakeries

  • May 16, 2019

Rabbi Eli GerstenReprinted with permission of the OU’s Daf HaKashrus The Tur writes that dough which is owned by a Yisroel but is baked by a non-Jew becomes forbidden like bishul akum. This would mean that it would not have…

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Who Is At Fault For a Default?

  • March 25, 2019

Reneging on an Agreement Part I By: Rabbi Yosef Greenwald There are two categories of agreements which can affect when an agreement is broken. In Bava Metzia, 49A, the Gemara discusses two different types of contractual agreements and the ramifications…

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Halachos of Matanos L’evyonim

  • March 19, 2019

By Rav Yehoshua Grunwald - The Mishna Berura (594:2), based on the Ritva, says that a peruta must be given to each of the evyonim. This would be no more than 25 cents in value.  - Many authorities, based on the Maharsha…

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One Dollar, One Vote?

  • March 12, 2019

The (Putative) Hegemony Of the “Billionaire Class” By: Rav Yitzchak Grossman, Dayan at The Bais HaVaad The central theme of the presidential campaign of self-described “democratic socialist” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a scathing denunciation of what he considers the…

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The Crown Jewels

  • March 5, 2019

Part 1: Who is responsible for stolen collateral? By: R' Yosef Greenwald   I was recently walking in Midtown Manhattan and I passed by a famous bank. Outside of the bank was a glass display case with a beautiful collection…

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Commerce on Shabbos and Yom Tov

  • February 26, 2019

Maintaining a Website By: Rabbi Baruch Meir Levine As the Yom Tov season draws closer, many business owners are faced with Halachic considerations they may not need to deal with throughout the year. Businesses which are typically closed over the…

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A Kosher Keurig?

  • February 20, 2019

Rabbi Baruch Fried Introduction In this week's Parsha [31:21-23] we are introduced to the requirement of purifying utensils acquired from a non-Jew. The Gemara in Avoda Zara 75B tells us that each "kashering" must include immersion in a Kosher Mikva.…

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