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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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בס"ד Ownership In regards to whether you have ownwership with a rental. The entirety of the hotel belongs to the owner of the hotel, including the rooms that we, the guests are renting from the owner, so when I carry around the hotel I am carrying within the property of that owner. The room I rent in the hotel is not my property unless it is a long ...


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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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The Maharsham in 3:151 was asked about such a case where someone sold their sins to someone else. He first addresses whether or not a valid act of kinyan could be done - if it was done through קנין סיטומתא (ex. a handshake), then the kinyan may be effective even though there is no "object" to be acquired, just as סיטומתא works on something that has not yet ...


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There are Jewish communities which have the custom that if a tragedy happened in a home, the current owners will move out. This is based on the Rabbinic expression "one who changes his location changes his luck". However, there is no reason for somebody else not to move into such a home. In Jerusalem - and other predominantly Jewish areas - such homes are ...


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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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I've never heard of any issue with it, and Rabbi Kasriel Kaplan has bought used sidurim. So it seems to be fine to do so.


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Since the question is asked based solely on Vayikra 11:8, the answer is (as quoted by Rashi there, but this is the generally accepted view) that there is no issue with touching them, except in connection with the Temple at the time of the holidays of Pesach, Sukkos and Shavuos (or any other time a Jew wanted to be there). and you shall not touch their ...


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The Avnei Yoshfei has a teshuvah on this subject. Regarding a non-Jew from whom one bought 4 items and who charged only for 3, he says that this is טעות עכו״ם and is allowed. The Jew does not have to tell the non-Jew that he is relying on the non-Jew's account. But note business halacha.com who quotes Rambam Hilchos Gezeilah 11 (4 & 5) and ...


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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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According to the Malbim's commentary, Boaz chose to do Yibum in order to spiritually reincarnate Rus's deceased husband, Machalon, which is the Zohar's approach to what happens in Yibum - the soul of the deceased is reincarnated into the son born of the Yibum union. (See Malbim to 4:14, for example.) Along the same lines, he may have chosen to acquire the ...


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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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Assuming the story is true, then these people assumed/knew that each ration card not only entitled one to some bread, but somehow gave one ownership of a ration of bread, even before one picked it up. Maybe one needs an understanding of Russian "law" at the time to fully comprehend this.


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Pesahim 4a, 4b and 5b discuss thoroughly this topic. For example, my English translation of Koren Talmud Bavli cites the halacha If the owner of a house who lets it to another delivered the keys to the lessee before the evening of the fourteenth of Nisan, the lessee is obligated to search for leaven. If the keys were delivered ...


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Unless the amount is de minimus (of minor importance), then it is an opportunity to make a Kiddush Hashem. Passing over that opportunity is throwing away a Mitzvah, and if caught could lead to a very bad Aveirah. I'm very skeptical that you could find a heter for that. This question discusses it. That is really the distinction between a Jew and a non-Jew ...


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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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Rav Ovadia Yosef states that the sefardi poskim allow heter mechira, regardless of if it is a shaas hadchak. He also quotes that Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach paskened in favor of heter mechira. In his sefer שו"ת יביע אומר ח"י), Rav Ovadia, states clearly that it is 100% permitted in this day, and that is regardless of whether it is a time of sakana. But for ...


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It's all hotel property (or it may even belong to some religious group, not the hotel), not yours. So it's not your problem. The best thing to do is just ignore it. Here's a quick test: if you were out at a conference and lightning struck the hotel room and burned it down, would the hotel expect you to pay for a new bible? Of course not! (If you damaged ...


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The Malbim on that verse explains that he knew the sale was taking place because she had decided to sell it, and it was publicly announced that the field was on the market. Alternatively, the Malbim explains that she had told Boaz that she intended to sell it, and he had told her that he would first approach Tov (Ploni Almoni). The Malbim finds support for ...


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Note that in Kesuvos 104 we see that a widow can sell her husband's property to cover the kesuvah. The laws of inheritance are such that the land would have gone to Elimelech's brother and down through the line. Since there were no brothers left, Rus was not subject to yibum (see the Rambam on this) and could have married anyone that she wanted (or who would ...


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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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From a Halakhic standpoint, there appears to be two questions here: Who has Halakhic possession, and thus liability, for the item? When does the customer legally possess the item, and thereby becomes responsible for it? Is it upon payment, or upon receipt? What is the Halakhic status of the postal carrier? Are they a Shaliach (Messenger)? Shomer ...


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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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We have an online ספרי קודש Store called The Jewish Bookshelf, and we received a payment from a Professor from Egypt that bought a number of religious books. We wasn't sure but the name wasn't Avraham/Ytshak/Yaakov/David... It wasn't a very jewish name. We asked Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Hacohen Aviner, and he ruled not to sell him the books, so we refund him and ...



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