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Fine China? A Perpetrator Payment Plan

Adapted from a shiur by Dayan Yosef Greenwald May 14, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that there is “significant evidence” that the virus behind the current plague emerged from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, capital…

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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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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha

Parshas Tazria-Metzora Writing on the Wall Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek Alone shall he sit, outside of the camp is his dwelling place. (Vayikra 13:46) According to the Torah, a metzora must remain outside…

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BIRKAS HAGOMEL: BENEDICTION AFTER AFFLICTION Should a recovered COVID-19 patient bentch gomel? Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman The Gemara states: “Four must offer thanks to Hashem.” One of these is “one who was ill and recovered.”[1] These…

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WHEN CHAMETZ MEANS BUSINESS

DOES THE STANDARD MECHIRAS CHAMETZ PROCEDURE SUFFICE FOR THE CHAMETZ OF A BUSINESS? By Dayan Shmuel Honigwachs, Shabbos and Kashrus Division, Bais HaVaad In this article we will address the following scenarios: • A business that sells chametz products via an…

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