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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

The Lost Ledger Harav Chaim Weg January 28, 2021 Q  My local grocery extends credit to their regular customers, and I take advantage of this from time to time. Whenever I have extra cash, I pay down my debt. They…

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The Jew in Queue: Line Jumping in Halacha

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman January 28, 2021 In the first article in this series on prioritization of scarce medical resources, we mentioned R’ Avraham Sofer-Abraham’s belief that physicians follow a rule of first come, first served,…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha, Parshas Bo

First to Fast Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Yitzchok Weg January 21, 2021   And every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die… Shemos 11:5 It is customary for firstborns to fast on Erev Pesach.…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Seizure Salad Dayan Daniel Dombroff January 21, 2021 Q In my yeshiva, lunch is served after Mincha. My Shemoneh Esrei tends to run long, and some of the lunch items are often gone by the time I arrive. May I…

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Med Money: May the Rich Buy Vaccine Access?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman January 21, 2021 Technology executive Alan Levine has a provocative proposal: Let the ultra-rich and influential skip the line for COVID-19 vaccines? Hear me out…Have the wealthiest and most influential Americans donate…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Knot Allowed Dayan Yehoshua Grunwald January 14, 2021 Q Last Shabbos night, while trying to untie my shoes, I mistakenly knotted them (an X over an X). Not knowing whether I was allowed to untie them, I slept in my…

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