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Co-ops and Chametz in Common Areas

Rav Yosef Kushner, Dayan in The Bais HaVaad Question: If someone lives in a co-op -style housing complex, such as a senior living community, which has common areas that are owned communally by the residents, does he have to be…

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Non-Jewish Tenants Vs. Secular Jewish Tenants

Rabbi Yosef Kushner Question: In previous segments, we discussed non-Jews leaving chametz on one’s property. What about non-observant Jews? Would they be any different? Answer: The answer is that they present a much bigger halachic challenge. As we said, if…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Sales Tacks Dayan Yehoshua Grunwald March 4, 2021 Q  Can one sell chametz over the phone or online? A Contemporary poskim permit a person to appoint a rav to sell his chametz over the phone. (See Mechiras Chametz Kehilchaso 17:11.) This verbal…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha, Parshas Ki Sisa

Tea Time Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Rav Yosef Jacobovits March 4, 2021   And the B’nei Yisrael shall keep the Shabbos, to make the Shabbos for their generations an everlasting covenant… Shemos 31:16 The Mishnah Berurah (O.C.…

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Sleeper Agent: When a Proxy Fails to Act

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman March 4, 2021   One of the most controversial events in the GameStop saga was the decision by the Robinhood trading platform (followed by other brokerages) to halt purchases of GameStop (along…

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Dividing Profits When the Terms Were Not Specified

Rav Yitzchok Grossman Question: How should partners split their profits when the terms were not clearly specified? If one partner put up 70% and the other 30%, should they divide the profits along those lines? Answer: The Gemara discusses this…

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