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...

Halachic Musings: The Whys of BaHaB

  BaHaB is observed on the Monday, Thursday, and Monday after the Shabbos following rosh chodesh Iyar. It is also observed after Sukkos, beginning after the Shabbos following rosh chodesh...

Abusers And The Obligation To Apologize

This week is parashas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim, wherein the Torah deems it necessary to enumerate the concept of arayos. There have been plenty of headlines and stories about people who have...

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,...

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Israeli Startup Raises $11.5M to Improve Drone Precision Agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHy7js3sTA&feature=youtu.be Israeli startup SeeTree, which utilizes drones and artificial intelligence to enable precision agriculture for orchards, announced on Thursday that it has raised another $11.5...

Terrorist Attacks in Israel Decrease Sharply

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks against Israelis dropped by 75 percent last month over November, but it was also the...

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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Rockland County-based education advocacy group challenging the constitutionality of a newly amended state law that...

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