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Pres. Rivlin Urges One State, One Solution at Jerusalem Conference

President Rivlin emphasized there are "no separate laws for Israelis and for non-Israelis."

The Laws Of Debt Collection (Bava Metzia 113a)

When it comes to the payment of debts, halacha, like other systems of law, struggles with two competing concerns.

Laws Prohibiting The Charging Of Interest (Bava Metzia 63b)

Ribbit is defined in the Talmud as agar natar, which means any compensation, whether in money or in kind, a Jew receives from a fellow Jew for having to wait for payment.

The Laws of Yom Kippur 5777

Preparing for Yom Kippur, Erev Yom Kippur, Halachot of the Fast, Those who are exempt from fasting, Yom Kippur, End of the Fast

Shavuot: Heavy On The Customs, Light On The Laws

What stands out about the halachot of Shavuot is the lack of any specific halachot for Shavuot.

How Tax Laws Can Help in the Fight Against Terrorism

FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) restrictions are unfair to law-abiding U.S. expats. Did FATCA lower the value of U.S. citizenship?

Canada’s Harper Govt to Introduce Anti-Terror Legislation by Weekend

Canada's Conservative government is set to consider new anti-terror legislation by the end of this week, following some nations in Europe.

Israel Eliminates ‘Single Parent Family’ in Legal Lexicon

The Knesset has passed an amending eliminating the term “single parent family” from the lexicon of the legal system.

Agudath Israel slams NJ Gay Therapy Law

Agudath Israel of America condemned a New Jersey law prohibiting gay reparative therapy for minors as an infringement on religious freedom. The statement from Agudah...

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