Business Halacha: Who Should Be Believed?

  Mr. Lander had sued Mr. Braun in beis din. They stood before Rabbi Dayan and his colleagues. Rabbi Dayan turned to Mr. Lander. “You are the plaintiff,” he said. “What...

Quicken Loans and the Issue of Ribis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Agudas Yisroel recently published a Psak Din signed by leading Gedolim about the prohibition in borrowing money from Quicken Loans without a Heter Iskah. Among those...

Dirshu Takes Australia By Storm

By Chaim Gold “The response to the Dirshu siyum in Melbourne has been unprecedented! Several new Daf HaYomi B’Halacha shiurim have been added on top of the four existent shiurim,...

From The BHI Hotline: Gemach, Part II

In last week’s article we discussed the extent of liability that a gemach that rents out clothing and costume jewelry may impose on a renter without violating ribbis when...

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...

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New York state councilman sorry for suggesting Orthodox Jews aren’t ‘normal’

(JTA) — A councilman in upstate New York apologized for a text that juxtaposed Orthodox Jews with “normal” ones. Peter Bradley, a member of the...

William Goldman, who wrote ‘Princess Bride’ and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ dies...

(JTA) — William Goldman, a novelist and screenwriter who twice won the Oscars for his work on “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy...

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