Character Assassination III

We have been discussing (part I, part II) Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein’s position that one who destroys another’s career via false slander must compensate the victim for all his future loss of income; one further source that provides some support for such an obligation is an idea attributed to Rav Meir (Maharam) of Rothenberg by several […]

Citron Roulette

I recently delivered a lecture focusing on the question of whether מנהג can override the Halachic rules of אונאה, מקח טעות and אסמכתא; it can be downloaded or streamed from the Internet Archive. One particular issue I discussed is the legitimacy of the sale of אתרוגים in sealed containers, a practice that was apparently widespread […]