Reuven rents an apartment for a year, and agrees to pay the rent every three months. After six months, he defaults on his rental payment, and the landlord wants to… Read more »
Recent times have brought something of a revolution in charity giving. Instead of the personal, local giving that was always the basic norm for making donations, various tzedakah organizations (both local… Read more »
Even the destitute must fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah. Although someone without income and reliant on charity is not subject to the obligation (or custom) of maaser kesafim, ((The details of the obligation… Read more »
1. The Torah forbids a kohen to become tamei through contact with a corpse (tumas-mes). This is one of the 613 commandments.
2. Every Jew, even a non-kohen, is forbidden to cause a kohen to become tamei-mes.
3. This prohibition applies worldwide, even today when there is no Temple, and even when the kohen is already tamei.
Why is Tisha b’Av a day of such severe mourning?
Five major tragedies happened to the Jewish nation on Tisha b’Av:
It was decreed upon the generation of the wilderness that they would not enter Eretz Yisroel.
The first holy Temple was destroyed.
Magic tricks have become a part of many of our lives. We are used to magicians appearing at birthday parties, to children coming home from schools with magic tricks, and to magic shows that even adults are amazed by. But are these magical matters consistent with halachah? This article briefly discusses the fascinating issue of magic and halachah.
By: Rabbi Tzvi Price In 2004, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada co-authored a book entitled Game of Shadows while they were reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. The book documented… Read more »
By: Rabbi Tzvi Price Someone recently asked the Bais HaVaad the following question. The person had gone to a thrift shop that sold used clothing and had succeeded in finding… Read more »
view / download PDF There are four means for consecrating an object for tzedaka. They are: thought, speech, writing and creating a legal transfer (in the halachic sense) of ownership. We will… Read more »
view / download PDF Ed. note.: The current unprecedented condition of the U.S markets and the global economic meltdown have severely depreciated the value of businesses, homes and investment portfolios…. Read more »
Question A number of years ago, a brain-damaged child was delivered in England to a religious Jewish couple. After six years of suffering and expenses by the parents, the doctor… Read more »
Driving a car in America carries with it tremendous responsibility. Besides the Torah obligation not to hurt others, driving also involves several issues of liability according to American civil law…. Read more »