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Is it Permitted to Prepay for a Custom-Made Suit?

By Rav Yosef Kushner Question: If someone is ordering custom-made goods, for example a custom-made suit, would he be allowed to prepay, or would this be a problem of pesika? Answer: There is an exception to the rule of pesika…

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What Are Some Practical Applications of Pesika?

Rav Yosef Kushner Question: In the previous segment, we discussed the prohibition of prepayments, or pesika. What are some other practical applications of this prohibition?  Answer: It is common for magazines and newspapers to sell yearly subscriptions in which the…

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What is Ribbis Derech Mekach?

Rav Yosef Kushner Question: I have heard the term ribbis derech mekach used quite a bit. What does it mean? Answer:  To preface, it is important to know that the laws of ribbis are very complicated and a comprehensive explanation…

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