Do Two Wrongs Make A Right?

The New York Times recently reported: Report Describes How Armstrong and His Team Eluded Doping Tests By IAN AUSTEN – Published: October 11, 2012 Throughout his career, Lance Armstrong always responded to doping accusations by saying he had been tested for banned substances hundreds of times and never produced a positive result. How could the […]

Free and Fair Elections

For C.S., who simply cannot contemplate any Hoshen Mishpat until Thursday evening. Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein considers the legitimacy of the corruption-tainted election of members to a local governing body: ועד שכונה או ועד בית שנתמנו על ידי שוחד שאלה מועצת עיר שחבריה נבחרו על ידי התושבים, ונודע שהמועמדים נעזרו ונבחרו בנתינת שוחד – שהם או […]

Character Assassination II

We recently broached the case of one who destroyed the career of a Sofer Stam via false slander, noting that there is actually a fair amount of Halachic case law precisely on point here. As we shall show in this post, the consensus, if not quite unanimous, view is that although the slanderer has certainly […]