Business Halacha: Just Joking!

The class was sitting around the table during lunch. “Jacob, you borrowed $1,000 a year ago and haven’t paid up yet,” Ariel said loudly. “Oh, sure!” replied Jacob, in an audible...

The Mitzvah Tantz: Forbidden Or Kosher Minhag?

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah tantz is one of the greatest controversies that still remains of the Chassid–Misnaged divide. When Misnagdim first hear about it, they are in a...

From The BHI Hotline: Lost Luggage

Question: We went away for Shabbos and returned home by bus. When we arrived, one of our suitcases was missing from the compartment beneath the bus. A security camera at...

BHI: Butter Barter

Shavuos was here. The Goldin family was about to sit down for a milchig meal and eagerly awaited the rare opportunity to eat challah with butter. “Where is the butter?”...

Halachic Musings: Pain-Free And Patur For Diabetics

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Imagine an electronic device that gedolei ha’poskim have ruled one is obligated to buy. For this article, some of Klal Yisrael’s leading poskim were consulted: Rav...

The Kiddush Cup Runneth Over

  By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Being of Litvish stock, I always insist on making Kiddush on grape juice or wine. However, occasionally I attend a Kiddush where wine and grape juice...

From The BHI Hotline: Chametz After Pesach

Question: I own a supermarket where many religious Jews shop. Many of the customers buy on credit. It has come to my attention that some food items sold in...

Business Halacha Institute: Who Borrowed?

Aharon was visiting another city with three classmates. “I have an uncle nearby,” Aharon said. “While you eat, I want to hop over and visit him.” “Could you borrow $300...

The Wild Wild State of Kashrus

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times It was an innovative way of saving money. The municipality worked it out that they would outsource the financial cost...

Halachic Musings: Tikkun Kareis

  It is an unfortunate reality that there are many nice people out there who may have something rather serious hanging over them. That something is the Divine punishment known...
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