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Creating Forbidden Images

  • January 18, 2019

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek on Parshas Beshalach (לא תעשון אתי אלהי כסף ואלהי זהב לא תעשו לכם (שמות כ:כ The Gemara (Rosh Hashana 24, Avoda Zara 43) explains that this pasuk is the source for…

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Labor Party: The Year-End Challenges of a Jew in Office

  • December 25, 2018

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Yosef Greenwald Professional party politics, properly played. Thanksgiving opens the American “holiday season,” which culminates in New Year’s Day. For a Jew working in a non-Jewish office, this period often features events and practices…

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Hack Attack and Halacha: The Halachos Of Hacking

  • November 26, 2018

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 of computer hackers styling…

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Avissar Family Ribbis Initiative: Ribbis Facts

  • October 9, 2018

Who is subject to Ribbis? All participants in the transaction violate issurim: lender, borrower, witness, guarantor, and scribe or attorney. Banks and publicly traded companies  as ribbis is only prohibited where both parties are Jewish, one may borrow at interest…

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The Eviction of Ammona in Jewish Law

  • July 25, 2018

    By Rav Shlomo Cohen The Jewish settlers of Ammona in the West bank were shocked by the recent ruling of the Israeli Supreme Court that they are to be evicted by the 25th of December. The settlement was…

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