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Q&A from the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

TENTH AMENDMENTS Dayan Baruch Meir Levin May 27, 2020 Q: I purchased an apartment building with a down payment of one million dollars. The building generates $200,000 in net profit per year. With regard to ma’aser, does halacha consider there…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Swing and a Hit Adapted from a shiur by Dayan Daniel Dombroff May 21, 2020 Q: I parked my car legally on the side of the street. Without checking for oncoming traffic, I opened my door, whereupon it was immediately…

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The Right of Return

Dayan Baruch Meir Levin May 14, 2020 Q: As a retailer, am I obligated to refund a purchase of defective merchandise if I know I will not be reimbursed, in turn, by my supplier? A: A seller is required to…

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Q&A from the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

The Case of the Fleeting Flat HaRav Chaim Weg May 7, 2020 Q: The two-year rental agreement I signed with my landlord ended some time ago. The standard practice is that when that happens, the arrangement continues until either party…

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The Case of the Stroller Bankroller

CORRECTION In last week’s Q&A, a key detail of the case, one on which the halacha hinges, was inadvertently omitted from the question. The corrected exchange appears below. Question: A relative offered to buy us a certain eight-hundred-dollar stroller as…

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Q & A From the Bais HaVaad Hotline

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

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

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

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

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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