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Do Me a Favor

  • November 27, 2019

Rabbi Ariel Ovadia “I would like you to do us a favor, though” — are what triggered the House impeachment inquiry that has imperiled his presidency. DID PRESIDENT TRUMP commit bribery? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leveled this accusation this month,…

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Eisav selling the first born

  • November 27, 2019

Rav Daniel Dombrov How could Eisav sell the rights of the first born to Yakov? Regarding the double portion of inheritance, it is considered a davar shelo ba l’olam.Regarding the leadership and other aspects, these are intangibles and considered a…

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Daf Yomi in Halacha Topics Parshas Toldos

  • November 26, 2019

Meseches Nidah Daf 36-42 Daf 36- Seven Complete Days Daf 37- Post Partum Dam Daf 38- By the Shofar's Blow Daf 39- Vest Haflaga Daf 40- A Caesarian Delivery Daf 41- Hysterecomies in Halacha Daf 42- Waiting for the Hefsek

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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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Halachos of Daily Living

  • November 26, 2019

Shoveling snow on shabos: Is the shovel muktza? We have discussed many aspects of shoveling snow. What about the shovel, isn’t it muktza? If snow shoveling is permitted on Shabbos, a snow-shovel is certainly not muktza since it is a Kli SheMelachto L’Heter, a…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • November 26, 2019

BORROWING FOOD Neighbors frequently borrow small amounts of food from each other, such as a dozen eggs or a cup of flour. Similarly, classmates borrow cans of soda or danishes from each other. A class decides to make a late…

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Daf Yomi in Halacha Topics Parshas Chayei Sara

  • November 21, 2019

Meseches Nidah Daf 29-35 Cognitive Dissonance: Following Conflicting Rulings Defining "Normal" in Halacha The Nature of Childbirth The 1,2,3 Dynamic of Zeeva Undoing A Zeeva Kabbalas Tumah: A Kaleidoscope Seven Complete Days

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Royal Treatment

  • November 21, 2019

Reciting a Beracha upon seeing Royalty By Ariel Ovadia Recently, a gala fundraising dinner was held in New York by the Orthodox Jewish community, to benefit President Trump’s upcoming election campaign. When the president arrived, a participant rose to the…

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