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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • November 21, 2019

TRADING SPORTS EQUIPMENT Reuven lends Shimon a basketball with the understanding that Shimon will lend him a bike later in the day. Since a bike is significantly more valuable than a basketball, can we consider Reuven to be “collecting” ribbis…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • November 21, 2019

There is a wet snow falling on Shabbos, and I am concerned that my front steps and walkway will freeze over and become very slippery, am I permitted to put down salt on Shabbos? In general, it is forbidden to…

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Rest in Peace: The Laws of Kevura

  • November 21, 2019

Parshas Chayei Sara Highlights of a shiur by Rav Yosef Jacobowitz .גֵּר וְתוֹשָׁב אָנֹכִי עִמָּכֶם תְּנוּ לִי אֲחֻזַּת קֶבֶר עִמָּכֶם וְאֶקְבְּרָה מֵתִי מִלְּפָנָי I am a stranger and a resident among you; give me a grave property among you, that…

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Candle Lighting: Candles Only?

  • November 14, 2019

Rav Yosef Jacobovitz Yitzchak brought Rivka home and saw a special blessing in Rivka’s mitzvah of hadlakas neiros, similar to his mother, Sarah, in that it was not extinguished from shabos to shabos. What is the minimum requirement as a…

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Daf Yomi in Halacha Topics Parshas Vayeira

  • November 14, 2019

Meseches Nidah Daf 22-28 Daf 22- Rav Shlomo Zalmen's Patent Daf 23- An Unusual Sighting Daf 24- Classifications of Tumah Daf 25- Tumah Disparities Daf 26- Husbandly Offerings Daf 27- Husbandly Offerings Daf- 28- The Essence of Sfaykos

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • November 14, 2019

Ribbis Haircuts Two bachurim rotate cutting each other’s hair. However, one gets a simple haircut (“over the top”), and the other requires a styled haircut (scissor/tapered cut). Would repaying the simple haircut with a fancy haircut be considered a ribbis…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • November 14, 2019

vayeira I have a snow removal service that cleans out my office parking lot. I don’t tell them when to come. They come when they want. Are they permitted to come on Shabbos? We have seen in a previous Halacha…

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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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Holding the Puppet Masters of Terror Accountable

  • November 14, 2019

President Trump recently reported on the elimination of arch terrorist, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, and the world responded with a sigh of relief. Although Baghdadi was guilty of murder, torture and assorted depravities, he was targeted in…

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