Tuzemák That Maketh Glad the Heart Of Man

Rav Aharon Moshe Taubes, rabbi of the Romanian city of Iași and the “province” (and previously rabbi of the Polish / Ukrainian city of Sniatyn) discusses whether the recent Austro-Hungarian innovation of Tuzemák (Tuzemský rum) may be purchased for and consumed on Pesah. He first considers the question of whether this would violate the Torah’s …

The Custodian's Carelessness and Its Consequences

From the Vayakhel 2011 edition of the Business Halacha Institute’s Business Weekly: FROM OUR HOTLINE – the careless custodian I had to ship equipment to Miami for a trade show. I called my friend to ask if I could ship the stuff to him. He was hesitant, so I offered to pay him for the …