Can We Bring the Korban Pesach This Year?

An Analysis by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This week, three girls in Israel were detained by the Israel Police. The girls are activists of the Return to the Mount (Chozrim LaHar)...

Business Halacha Institute

Storyline: Damaged Sefer Menachem entered Sofer’s Seforim Store. “I’d like a sefer on the laws of Pesach that’s user-friendly,” he said to Mr. Sofer. “A popular new sefer just came out:...

How The Mitzvah Of Matzah Thwarted Terror

Six Hamas terrorists were killed and seven were foiled because of a Teshuvas HaRashba (Volume 7 #20). It happened almost four years ago, in Kibbutz Sufa, at 4 a.m. on...

Halachic Musings

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Amelia Bedelia And Shalom Bayis: A Primer Long before Peggy Parish first published "Amelia Bedelia" in 1963, there was a similar character in the Talmud (Nedarim 66b)....

Business Weekly

By Rabbi Meir Orlian Mr. Rubin was meeting a business associate, Mr. Metzger. “I owe you $10,000,” Mr. Rubin said. “I hope to pay within the month.” “That’s funny,” replied Mr. Metzger....

Back to Basics: Our Preoccupation with Chametz

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon The Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt is a defining moment in the birth of our nation, and every part of the Torah’s description of...

Anti-Vaxx Coalition Targeting Lakewood, N.J.

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Imagine, Heaven forbid, the following headlines: “Measles Outbreak in Lakewood, N.J.” There is a group of people attempting to form a coalition that could quite likely cause these...

Spousal Abuse And Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The recent headlines about President Trump’s ousted staff secretary Rob Porter amid allegations of spousal abuse by two ex-wives bring up the following question: What does...

Business Halacha From The BHI Hotline

Who Owns The Mishloach Manos? Q: I gave my son some mishloach manos to deliver. After he left, I called him and told him not to deliver one of them...

Business Weekly

Borrowed Costume by Rabbi Meir Orlian “What are your children dressing up as on Purim?” Mrs. Kahn asked her neighbor. “Our whole family chooses a theme,” answered Mrs. Lieber. “My husband also...
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