Halachic Musings: Anger Management

Believe it or not, Rav Elyashiv’s grandfather invented the first anger-management program. In secular circles, it is thought that anger-management programs first originated in the 1970s by clinical psychologist Dr....

Business Halacha: Computer on Hold

One of Benjy’s computers stopped working. He took it to Shlomi’s computer shop to be fixed. Shlomi examined the computer quickly. “The electric supply and CPU have to be replaced,”...

From The BHI Hotline: Operating a Gemach, Part I

Question: I plan to open a gemach that will rent out clothing and costume jewelry for a nominal fee. I want each renter to sign a contract accepting full...

Business Halacha: Someone Else’s Chametz

“How was your Pesach?” Mr. Weiss asked Mr. Cohen, his neighbor. “Baruch Hashem!” exclaimed Mr. Cohen. “It was wonderful!” “Before Pesach, you had a question about chametz that your clients were...

The Great Post-Pesach Beer Crisis Of 2018

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Americans love beer. Beer is the third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea. On average, each American consumes 2 1/3 gallons of...

Tzohar Rabbi Is Incorrect: Cloned Pig Meat Is Not Kosher

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In a recent viral interview with Ynet News and carried by JTA, Rabbi Yuval Cherlow of the Tzohar organization is quoted as saying, “cloned meat produced...

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)....

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IDF Officer Wounded by Palestinian Sniper: I Was Saved by a Miracle

IDF Lieutenant Bar Vaknin of the elite Givati Brigade declared on Sunday that he was saved by a miracle after being shot in the...

Groups Demand U of Michigan Sanction Educators Advocating BDS

Nearly 60 organizations called on University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to sanction professors at the public research university who engage in the BDS movement. They...

Israeli Report Shows How Syrian Fire Took Down Russian Plane

Following an urgent meeting between Israeli and Russian military officials after the downing of a Russian spy plane over Syria, a 40-page report reveals...

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