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R. Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor on the Heter Mechira (20 Tishrei)
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שו”ת ר’ יצחק אלחנן, מכתבים ה, י-י”ב שו”ת עשה לך רב ו:ק R. Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor signed off on selling Israel to a non-Jew for shemittah year 5649/ 1888-9. Would he do it again for 5696/1895-6, and would that be enough? With a bonus responsum of R. Hayyim David HaLevy’s on whether having a Temple […]
Chatam Sofer on When Jews Go Wrong (13 Tishrei)
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שו”ת חתם סופר יו”ד ב:רמ”ו 13 Tishrei, 5584 (1823) שו”ת חתם סופר אה”ע ד:עד שו”ת חתם סופר חו”מ ה:קס”ב 13 Tishrei 5595 (1834) Three responsa for the 13th of Tishrei, all revolving around failures. A man hires a mohel who travels to the brit milah, only to find that the father gave the gig to […]