Wives, Work and Wages

Over the past couple of years, I gave several lectures, and published a couple of my weekly halachah columns, revolving around the right of a wife to make charitable donations without her husband’s consent: Vayakhel: Wives, Work and Wages In the course of its narration of the donations to the Tabernacle, the Torah relates (35:22): […]

Anonymous Gifts To the Poor

A couple of years ago, I came across an “amazing chiddush of R’ Yosef Engel regarding matanos la’evyonim”: The gemara (Shabbos 10b) quotes Rav as teaching that if you give a gift to a friend, you have to tell him about it — don’t just leave an anonymous present in his mailbox. Maharal explains that […]