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Parshas Tzav: Rabbeinu Bachaye - Covering the Shame of Sinners

Parshas Tzav: Rabbeinu Bachaye - Covering the Shame of Sinners

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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - Unwanted gifts/presents
Submitted by Sergei Osankin  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question: Shalom, Please, imagine the situation: someone after having consumed a great amount of alcohol - so being more or less incapacitated - decides to give his friend - who is also under the influence of alcohol - a present and his friend accepts a present and goes home. Next day, while sober from the alcohol, a giver of the present regrets having given a present but doesn't know what to do? What is the view of Halacha on this? Is the giver of the present in question allowed to ask for it to be returned? Or does Halacha view such a present as a vow which must be kept and so it is impossible to ask for the present back? Please, note, the present was given while under the influence of alcohol and so seriously incapacitated. Thank you.
Answer: A person is responsible for actions even when drunk, and any transactions that he makes are valid. However, if he is so drunk that he is unaware of what he is doing, his transactions, gifts etc. are void. (Shulchan Aruch, 232:22)
posted:2013-05-21 04:31:10  (1) comment   email to a friend

Halacha - home extension
Submitted by michael  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question: may I extend my house without asking my neighbors (if legally permissible)?
Answer: Not necessarily. There may be Halachic issues that require their permission. Individual circumstances will dictate the extent to which (if at all) your neighbours have a say in the matter.  A Dayan or Rav knowledgable in these matters should be consulted.
posted:2009-05-22 12:27:14  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Reimbrusing Money Laid Out
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question: I helped a friend out for free on a project for them. I design graphics and print on apparel. For him I edited the graphic and found the apparel. I purchased the items using his credit card and picked up the boxes. Drove them to the printer and dealt with the printing. When the items had been printed he failed to come up with a check to pay the printer because the place he was selling the items to had failed to pay him. After waiting days for him to get the check to pay the printer I agreed to cover the costs of the printing till he received his check. This is not money that I had available, I’m constantly fighting to keep enough money in my account, but trusting that he would repay from his words and trusting that I wouldn’t have to wait long I wrote the check. Shortly after that he found out from his buyer that they were not happy with the apparel I chose. I was never told by anyone what apparel to buy; I found a high-quality item that was at a decent price so that he could make a profit while I was making nothing. Because of this they refused to give him a check unless it was for future purchasing and not for what he printed. He now refuses to cover the printing costs to the printer which at this point means reimbursing what I had to pay out. Is he required to reimburse? Do I have a Halachic right to seek out this reimbursement? Thank you.
Answer: Seeing as you laid out the money on his word that he would repay you, you have every right to demand repayment.

As usual, without hearing both sides there can be no definitive ruling, but you appear to have a strong case.
posted:2009-02-17 18:20:19  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Copying CDs
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question: are you allowed to share your music with immediate family ,and what if their married .and are you allowed to get music from someone if you lost the CD but originally bought it including the proplem of dina dmolchusa dina
To copy discs and sell them is prohibited according to the Halachah. But as to copying not for sale, in Halachah it is difficult to find a source to justify copyrighting prohibitions. However, the general rule of behaviour, "Do not do to others that which you would not like done to yourself," applies in this, too.
Copying for yourself, then would probably be OK, but not for anyone else, family or not.
All of the above refers to the position of the Halachah alone. The laws of the land, however, prohibit copying discs etc. under virtually all circumstances.
posted:2009-02-11 01:05:00  (0) comments   email to a friend

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