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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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Corresponding Respect: Privacy in Personal Mail

  • August 22, 2019

Rav Yitzchak Grossman Shlit”a, Dayan and Lecturer at the Bais HaVaad Reading the Correspondence of Others Parshas Shelach contains the tragic narrative of the spies sent to survey the Land of Canaan. While their task was to observe and to…

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  • August 15, 2019

Halacha and Minimum Wage Regulation / By Rav Yitchak Grossman, Rosh Chaburah, Senior Lecturer Greater Washington Community Kollel and Dayan at The Bais HaVaad Increasing the minimum wage is in the national debate again. In this article, we consider the…

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A Belated Tisha B’Av

  • August 8, 2019

Halachos of Tish B’Av On A Year of Nidcheh By Rabbi Eliezer Gewirtzman This year, the 9th of Av falls out on Shabbos, where Tisha B’Av is deferred until Sunday. Numerous shailos arise as a result of this, several of…

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Halachic Considerations of Firing

  • August 1, 2019

By: Rav Dovid Grossman, shlit"a; Rosh Bais HaVaad Many business owners are matzliach in building up a successful business and find themselves able to add employees as the company grows.  Often a time, due to some economic reality, a company…

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