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“Rabbi Yose said, ‘What are תְּרָפִים (terafim) (Genesis 31:19)? They were idolatry. Why are they called תְּרָפִים (terafim)? Out of disgrace, as we have learned: ‘place of תּוֹרֶף (toref), pudenda…’ [תְּרָפִים (Terafim), household gods] speak constantly, offering evil counsel to one’s soul. Rachel feared they would offer advice on how to harm Jacob, so to ...


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When I was in Yeshiva, a world renowned Posek* had a Q&A session with us, and the question came up regarding if you know that a teacher takes test questions from some online question bank if you're allowed to search them up and study directly from those questions. He answered emphatically yes. If I recall correctly (it's been a few years since I heard ...


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R' Moshe Feinstein said that one may not steal the regents exam (even for furthering Torah study), and those that cheat on the regents exam don't just violate Geneivas Daas but are guilty of outright theft from their future employer by falsely representing themselves as having passed the exam. The issue is not stealing from the Regents board. The issue is ...


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I think you are referring to the following from Sanhedrin 91b (translation artscroll) אמר רב יהודה אמר רב כל המונע הלכה מפי תלמיד כאילו גוזלו מנחלת אבותיו שנאמר (דברים לג, ד) תורה צוה לנו משה מורשה קהילת יעקב Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav: Whoever withholds the teaching of the law from the mouth of a student (i.e., whoever neglects to teach ...



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