Tag Info

New answers tagged

3

Here's Rabbi Yona Reiss' lecture (mp3), "Dividing Assets in Divorce Proceedings." He was the director of the Beth Din of America for many years (and now handles similar matters in Chicago), so he's dealt with this practically a lot.


3

The gemara in kiddushin 58a says that the only issurei hana'ah that have a problem of tefisat damim (the prohibition of the monetary exchange) are avoda zara (idolatry), hekdesh (consecrated items**), and peirot shevi'it (produce of the sabbatical year from the land of Israel; I believe even the idolatry issue is only with regard to tikrovet avoda zara ...


3

According to this site there are 2 ways to take care of Biyur Maaser Sheni coins. Destroy the coin to the point where it is no longer legal tender. You could bend it out of shape, shave off the face or cut it in half. Rav Dovid Lau suggests to beat it with a hammer until it's not recognizable. According to the Chazon Ish you can redeem the value of the ...


0

strong textDon't forget that hesron kiss or davar haaved (חסרון כיס) is not only measured by the acquirer's situation, but the situation of the vendor is also taken into consideration to permit the transaction. In other words, to buy something is allowed if this helps the salesman with parnassa of the mo'ed. source: mishna moed katan 3-4. see in Bartenura; ...


1

Perhaps one may suggest the following. Simply speaking, chesron mammon is an actual loss of money, as opposed to losing out on potential gain, as the gemaras in Moed Katan (2b, 3a, see there) seem to imply. The Torah only forbade work that has a halachic name of "melacha" (the 39 of shabos etc.) with the exclusion of techumim, crossing the line of permitted ...


3

One way to understand this is that the restrictions are Rabbinic (Tosfos, Maggid Mishna to the Rambam Shvisas Yom Tov 7:1 and others), and they built-in this exception. Rabbinic decrees often have such trap doors in order to ensure that they are manageable by the people. Another is that while the prohibition is Biblical (Rashi and many more), the exact ...



Top 50 recent answers are included