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Subordinate Clause: Are Noncompete Agreements Binding?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman January 26, 2022 The Associated Press reports: The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule Thursday that would ban U.S. employers from imposing noncompete clauses on workers, a sweeping measure that could make…

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Counter a Tax: Disincentivizing Unhealthful Behavior

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman January 19, 2023 New Israeli finance minister Betzalel Smotrich recently declared his intention to roll back the taxes on sweetened beverages imposed by the previous government. While the Chareidi Knesset members apparently…

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Shooting Stars: May We Photograph Celestial Bodies?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman January 12, 2022 NASA’s uncrewed Artemis I Moon-orbiting mission recently sent back some spectacular images of the Moon and the Earth,[1] and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on the…

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Into the Depths: The Agunah of the Titanic

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman December 8, 2022 Our previous article discussed Isidor and Ida Straus, two Jewish passengers who perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The article we cited there mentions a Jewish passenger…

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Death Row: May One Give Away His Lifeboat Ticket?

December 1, 2022 Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman JNS reports: “Where you go, I go,” Ida Straus told her husband, Isidor, aboard the RMS Titanic in April 1912. With lifeboats available for women and children first, men…

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