שו”ת נודע ביהודה מהדורה תניינא אבן העזר קנט 23 Iyar 5540 (1780) A court has decided that a woman was warned and then secluded herself with a man other than her husband, meaning they had to get divorced. Noda Bi-Yehudah points out the rigorous requirements before a court can force a divorce, along the way […]
שו”ת משפטי עוזיאל ב:טו 22 Iyar, 5699 (1939) Since Jews cannot sell non-kosher items, how do fishermen deal with the non-kosher fish they catch? Especially if they need to process that fish, since they can’t sell it right away.
שו”ת אגרות משה קדשים וטהרות ב:א 20 Iyyar 5767 (1967) A few days before the Six Day War, R. Moshe Feinstein responded to another rabbi’s discussion of issues of how to build a Beit HaMikdash. Coincidence? Click here for a summary of the shiur on Torah Musings
שו”ת ישכיל עבדי חלק ב, קונטרס אחרון – אורח חיים ז 19 Iyar 5694 (1934) A Primus stove is a handy gas-based oven. Can we use it on Yom Tov or does it look too much like applying bellows to a fire? Click here for a summary of the shiur on Torah Musings
שו”ת אורח משפט אורח חיים סימן פה 18 Iyar 5695 (1935) A Jew’s daughter takes delivery of flour on Pesach. Is it considered chametz she’avar alav haPesach (chametz owned on Pesach) and completely prohibited? Click here for a summary of the shiur on Torah Musings
שו”ת משפטי עוזיאל חושן משפט ד:ל”ד 17 Iyar 5692 (1932) A condition of sale is different from a parameter – if I sell you all the raincoats in my closet other than the blue one, that’s parameter. If I sell them on the condition that you win the game on Sunday, that’s a condition. The words […]
אגרות משה חושן משפט ב:עג 16 Iyar 5742 (1982) Rav Moshe Feinstein was asked a bunch of questions about tough medical choices–Can we withhold treatment from some patients, to let them pass away without further suffering? Can we “prefer” a patient with hopes of cure to one we’re treating palliatively? May a patient refuse care, […]