Monthly Archives: June 2012

First, Do No Harm

I recently recorded a lecture, and published an article, on the Halachah of malpractice; as usual, both are available, along with my lecture notes, at the Internet Archive. The former covers both general malpractice as well as medical malpractice in … Continue reading

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Character Assassination

Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein relates the tale of one who publicly slandered a Sofer Stam, with the immediate consequence of the complete cessation of the Sofer’s custom. The slander was utterly false, and the Sofer, responsible for a large family, was … Continue reading

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For Richer, For Poorer, In Sickness and In Health

We recently referenced the dispute between Rabbeinu Eliyahu and Rabbeinu Tam over whether a husband is obligated to accept employment in order to maintain his wife, and as we noted several years ago, Gra claims that “the opinion of most … Continue reading

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