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What Constitutes a Valid Kinyan?

Rav Eliezer Cohen Question: What constitutes a “kinyan”, act of acquisition to gain ownership of an item, in today’s world? Answer: There are basically four stages of kinyanim. Step one is when two people agree to a price on a…

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Stealing Cleaning Help

HaRav Chaim Weg Question: My neighbor has a very good cleaning lady. Am I allowed to offer her more money than she is paying to work for me instead? On the same topic, there is a Chumash tutor in my…

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Lowering One’s Price to Get a Customer

HaRav Chaim Weg Question: I own a housewares store, where some of my popular items for sale are plates and dishes. I received a phone call from a customer who told me that my competitor was charging $100 for a…

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Ownership of Rights: Employee Vs. Company

HaRav Chaim Weg Question: A salesman from a large company is switching to work for another company. He wants to know if the clients he brought into the company he previously worked for belong to him or to the company.…

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Poaching Customers

HaRav Chaim Weg Question: Reuven owns a credit card processing company. Is he allowed to schedule an appointment with a business owner who currently uses the services of his competitor, with the goal of convincing the guy to leave his…

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