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Practical Halachos of Techum Shabbos

  • January 15, 2019

  Adapted from a shiur by Rav Yosef Jacobowitz on Parshas Beshalach (אל יצא איש ממקומו ביום השביעי (שמות טז:כט   Techum Shabbos dictates that one may not walk more than 2000 amos on Shabbos past his location (or his…

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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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Halachos of Daily Living: Weekly Questions

  • January 4, 2019

I was up all night. Do I recite birchas ha’Torah in the morning? This is a common question on Shavuos. The Mishnah Berurah (47:28) writes that there is a difference of opinion among poskim as to whether one who was awake all night recites birchas…

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Why Is This Night Different From all Other Nights?

  • January 4, 2019

The Mitzva of Sippur and Zechira Adapted from a shiur by Rav Ari Stauber on Parshas Bo (והגדת לבנך ביום ההוא לאמור בעבור זה עשה לי בצאתי ממצרים (שמות יג:ח   According to Ben Zoma (Berachos 12b), the mitzvah of…

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Brinks Cash Flow: Windfall or Highway Robbery?

  • January 4, 2019

By:  Rabbi Yehoshua Wolfe An armored Brink’s truck accidentally scattered money across a northern New Jersey highway on a recent Thursday morning, and as drivers got out of their cars to grab cash there were crashes. A windfall or highway robbery? I’m driving on the freeway…

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Paying With Fire

  • January 4, 2019

Who Is Responsible for the California Wildfires? By: Rabbi Yosef Greenwald The recent severe fires in northern California, with the ensuing tragic loss of life and of property, gives us all pause to reflect on the great chasadim of Hashem…

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