Of Livestock, Vegetables, Dishes and iPhones

From a recent AP article: SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A New York woman is so angry at Apple Inc. for lopping $200 off the price of the iPhone that she’s filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. Dongmei Li of Queens, N.Y., claimed the company violated price discrimination laws when it slashed the …

Of Water and Autopsies

On Hoshana Rabbah we recited the following: למען ראש משוררים כתאב שתות מים, שב ונסך לך מים, והצליחה נא, והושיענו אל מעזנו. This is an allusion to the following episode, listed among the valorous feats of King David’s heroes1: וירדו שלשה מהשלשים ראש ויבאו אל קציר אל דוד אל מערת עדלם וחית פלשתים חנה בעמק …

Ribbis and Modern Finance

Are you expert in the laws of Ribbis? If so, there may be opportunities for you at the highest levels of government and business! From a recent article in the New York Sun: Despite its difficulty in attracting Islamic financial business, America has taken some encouraging steps, including the U.S. Treasury Department’s appointment of a …