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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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A Yored: The Fee When It’s Free

  • February 13, 2019

Paying for Unsolicited Services By: Rabbi Dovid Grossman, Rosh Bais HaVaad One may think that the Halacha of yored does not often apply. According to the Gemara, a person who completes a job without the owner asking for it, is…

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A Defective Sheital and the Chasuna is Tommorow!

  • February 5, 2019

Q: My wife recently purchased a brand new sheital for my sister’s wedding. Everything seemed perfect as she wore the sheital the past few weeks. To our great dismay, my wife just noticed that the sheital is missing some hair…

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The Heart Of The Matter: Intent In Business Halacha

  • January 28, 2019

By Rav Yehonoson Dovid Hool – Bais HaVaad Yerushalayim In Parshas Tetzave, the Torah discusses the garments that the Kohanim wore in their service in the Mishkan. The Gemara (Zevachim 88b) explains that each one of the garments that the…

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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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