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Partnership with non Jews

Question: Shalom Uveracha There are three yidden of which two of us are shomrei shabbos and we are partners with two goyim. The yidden in total hold 60% of the shares in the company. The company operates on shabbos as we are in the venting industry of which many events happen through the weekend as well. Baruch Hashem most of the vents happen during the week as we cater mostly for corporate events. What are ...

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“Do Not Hate an Egyptian” – Hakaras Hatov

Question: The Torah says, לא תתעב מצרי כי-גר היית בארצו (Do not hate an Egyptian because you were a stranger in his land, Dt. 23:8). Does this halachah apply today even though Sanacherib mixed up the nations since Jews have nevertheless lived there subsequently? The Divrie Chaim (Y.D. 178a) cites this verse to show we must respect the nations who have given us refuge, does the Torah mitzvah itself extend to ...

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Chanuka – Lighting Menora in China

Question: I will [unfortunatley] find myself this year in China on a buisness trip during Chanuka. I will be in a hotel where in all likliehood I will be the only Jew around. If my hotel window is within 20 amos should I light there for pirsumei nisa, when the only ones to see the Menorah will be non Jews, or should I light inside my room [by the doorway]? thanks Answer: It would seem there is no benefit in ...

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