Latest update: April 9th, 2012
“Mine is great,” glowed Mrs. Adler. “I’m using it now, but you can borrow it tonight.”
“Thus, if you trust Mrs. Baum that the vacuum died during routine use, she is exempt,” concluded Rabbi Dayan. “If she wants to pay something as a neighborly gesture, that’s fine, but it’s important to know the halacha.”
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