From The BHI Hotline: Sales Agent’s Commission

Q. I hired a sales agent and agreed to pay him a percentage of the gross sales that he generates as his commission. In retrospect, I didn’t realize how...

BHI Money Matters: Turning To The Guarantor

Q. At what point can the lender turn to the guarantor to collect from him? A. The lender must sue the borrower first, even if he does not have known...

Parashat Matot-Masei: What Do Borders Mean to Us?

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom There’s something intimidating about boundaries, something stifling and confining. Even if it’s not a high partition barrier covered by barbed wire, surrounded by intrusion-tracking dirt roads,...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Matos-Masei – Zevachim

Question: What happens to the bones of a Korban Olah? Answer: We discussed this question in the daf this week on 85b–86a. The Mishnah on 85b rules that the bones of...

Daf Yomi Highlights: Something In The Air

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The following was inspired by a true question posed to the Beis Shlomo. Boruch went to the daf yomi shiur and learned Zevachim 87b. The Gemara questions...

Business Halacha: Beis Din Or Not?

Mr. Nadel decided he would daven vasikin every morning. For a number of months he upheld this practice scrupulously. However, as time wore on, he found himself exhausted during...

Crucial Message Of Tishah B’Av: We Must Take The First Step

By Yochanan Gordon Last week I wrote about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taking to the internet to speak directly to the Iranian people. Instead of trying to negotiate with a...

When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we take those pre-fasting pills on Shabbos or is that considered hachanah?” “Do I really bring my Tishah B’Av shoes to shul on Friday?” “Is it true...

A New Historical Background to Tisha B’Av

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com As we begin the Nine Days, knowing the historical background of the churban help us mourn its destruction. Tisha B’Av is the culmination, of...

Honoring Step-mothers and Other Relatives

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com “YOU’RE NOT MY MOTHER! SO I don’t have to honor you.” “Yes you still do, young lady.” Everyone knows about the Mitzvah of honoring parents –...

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