“Squeezing the Rich”, Or Stopping Them From “Flaying the Poor”?

Halachic and Hashkafic Perspectives On Rent Control Legislation I recently gave a lecture on the intersection of native Halachah, Minhag and Dina De’Malchusa, using the (primarily) twentieth-century Halachic literature on rent control legislation as a case study. The discussion comprises some basic consideration of the theoretical justification, as well as the practical contours, of the […]

Locking the Door In His Face

R. Yitzchok Adlerstein: Anti-Sefardi Discrimination – a Time Honored Tradition It may have a longer history than many of us realize. Thumbing through a Seder HaDoros in the Philadelphia Kollel, my son chanced upon the following passage: From the Portuguese Expulsion they spread out to the four corners of the earth. Some of them came […]