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Rabbi Reisman in Hilchos Ribis deals with this. If you are going to spend the money, then that is defined as a loan and any fee for that 'rental' is 'ribis'. Renting property means that you return the same property that you rented, such as renting a tractor to plow your field. That is why there is a discussion as to borrowing flour to make a cake and when, ...


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It depends on what you mean by "use," because the mode of use (both actual and contractual - see Shach YD 176:1) affects whether the money is considered "loaned" or "rented." In a loan, the money is generally meant to be used financially and may be replaced with equivalent currency. In such a case, the laws prohibiting lending on interest apply. However, if ...


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For the general rule, Shulchan Aruch Yore Dei’ah Simon 117 reads like this (parentheses are RaMah): “Anything that is forbidden by Torah law, even if it is something that one may derive pleasure thereof, if it is something specifically for food – it is forbidden to do business with it (or to borrow against it. Even to buy it to feed it to his non-Jewish ...


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This is most certainly "a thing": Shopping Bag One should preferably not put meat and dairy foods in one shopping bag. Meat and dairy foods may drip on one another. The wrappers of packaged meats may be fatty and touch other foods. Cottage cheese and yogurt containers may open and spill. (The Laws of Kashurs, Rabbi Binyomin Forst, page 361) I have ...


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"If so, why does the Torah stress again and again that Avraham bought the cave from Efron HaChiti?" So that there wouldn't be any question as to ownership rights. See here for more.


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Sefer Haminhagim (Chabad) writes that "One does not necessarily have to pay for the Four Species before Sukkos". They cite: "See the Acharonim on Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 658; Sdei Chemed, Aseifas Dinim: Daled Minim 3:2; ibid., Klalim, Lamed 141:24." Per this: When the Lubavitcher Rebbe came to the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe and suggested he pay ...


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Normally, in cases of significant underprice, the seller can demand a retraction of the sale (Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat 237:2, q.v.), though he cannot demand that the sale remain intact but the buyer pay the difference in price (S'ma :6). Although that doesn't normally apply to documents (SA :29), it does when the underprice is by more than half (Rama ...


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See Masheches Kesuvos 98b Rav Papa brings the halacha if the price is fixed they share the extra and if it is not fixed the sender keeps it see it inside.Here is a good story and source for such a case,it seems this case is that belongs fully to the sender because the extra one comes because of the first pair ,it is like part of the sale,and that is how it ...


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No. The Talmud (מסכת סוטה כ"א עמוד א ) says: "מאי בוז יבוזו לו? אמר עולא: לא כשמעון אחי עזריה, ולא כר' יוחנן דבי נשיאה, אלא כהלל ושבנא, דכי אתא רב דימי, אמר: הלל ושבנא אחי הוו, הלל עסק בתורה, שבנא עבד עיסקא; לסוף אמר לו: 'תא נערוב וליפלוג!' יצתה בת קול ואמרה אם יתן איש את כל הון ביתו וגו'" “What does it mean, ‘He will scorn him to the ...


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Interesting question! While we can only guess as to what exactly happened, we do find a concept in a number of places (see for example Choshen Mishpat siman 62) of a woman who is נושאת ונותנת בתוך הבית, which means that she runs the household, and thus may use her husband's money to purchase things, to hire workers, etc. Perhaps she had this status, and thus ...


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The Rambam (Hil. Shabbos 23:12) is clear that the buyer and seller are both included in the prohibition of business on Shabbos: וכן אסור לקנות ולמכור, ולשכור ולהשכיר--שמא יכתוב It is prohibited to buy and sell ... lest one come to write The Divrei Malkiel 4:2 explains the prohibition of the seller: דהא עכ"פ צריך להראות לו היכן מונח הדבר וגם ...


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For Ashkenazim, it seems that an individual cannot buy furniture during the Three Weeks but a couple or a family can: http://www.torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5761/matos.html http://www.torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5765/matos.html Sefardim disagree and do not allow it: http://dailyhalacha.com/m/halacha.aspx?id=947


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Are you misrepresenting the standard going price for this item? $1 for a bottled water is a fairly common price, given the right convenience and location. If a visitor from another country showed up off the airplane and you told him that you're giving him a discount, normally a bottle of water costs $10 but you're giving it to him for $8, that's ona'ah. Or ...


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Notwithstanding msh210's comment, I spoke to Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum (YI Shomrai Emunah, Silver Spring) about this. He said that usually merchants in this field would agree with the seller that the buyer would take any risk of loss, as well as benefit from any gain in value. Thus, it is in the seller's interest to have the item appraised first by an expert, ...


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See Sefer Nitei Gavriel perek 46:1,20 which discusses this with many sources.In short there might be a problem of a kinyan min haTorah which is absent without payment.There is a Rabbinic kinyan of mishicha,but we want lachem for the mitzvah. It is best to be fully paid before Yom tov. A check is like money ,but a post dated check is not so clear,some ...


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The selling thing is a nice midrash. And indeed those are valid questions if we go with the approach of the midrash. One alternative, however, would be a different reading of how the plague worked. This escapes your questions, and it follows the simplest reading of the actual verses. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's translation: 7:19 God said to Moses, 'Tell ...


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Ezra was comparable to Moshe, and would have given the Torah had Moshe not preceded him, so it is not unreasonable to say that his actions were legitimate. Anyway, it is also seen from a posuk in Yehoshua, in Yevomos 89b.


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Since you say the purchaser knows his act was "a violation", I'll assume he's Jewish. For the same reason, I won't discuss here a case in which someone did a prohibited act without knowing that what he was doing was wrong. (The rules are somewhat different in such a case.) Thus, caveat lector: the below is about cases in which the Shabas-violator knew he was ...


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וראה בשו"ת מהרש"ם (חלק ג סימן קנא) שהביא תשובת מהר"ם אלשקר (סימן קא), שהעתיק בענין זה תשובת רב האי גאון, וכתב שם שאין נתפס שום קנין בשכר עולם הבא, כי צדקת הצדיק עליו תהיה, ורשעת הרשע עליו תהיה. ע"ש. It is not possible (see the above Teshuvot and Sefer WeEn Lamo Michshol vol. 10).


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It doesn't matter if it's on the premesis or not, it depends on if the money will be used to enhance/repair/beautify Avodah Zoro or just to the people. When they were using it for free it was no problem but when paying rent it would depend on the above and on the issue of wanting the Avodah Zoro to remain standing. See Shulchan Aruch Yore Dei'ah 143:3 and ...


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A person can certainly declare his chametz to be owner-less before the 14th of Nissan, just as a person has the ability be mafkir any piece of property at any time. However, there is a special mitzvah on the 14th of Nissan called Tashbitu it comes from the Exodus 12:15 אַךְ בַּיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, תַּשְׁבִּיתוּ שְּׂאֹר מִבָּתֵּיכֶם On "Yom Rishon" you ...


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There is an extent to which a parent-owned object assigned to the use of a specific child is his, we give our children (and guests) Matzo on Pesach night which must belong to you see SA Horav OC Siman 454:9 and here then here in Mishnah Berurah 454:15 -even if they don't make a Kinyan (let's say we put it in their mouth)- they fulfilled their obligation. ...


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The Maharal (in his book Or Chadash) infers from the psukim that actually a sale was done, as is clear from the verses you quoted, but following the sale Achashverosh returned the money to Haman as a present. This why he says הכסף נתון לך, which means the money is given to Haman, because he is actually giving the money to Haman following the sale.



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