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Weekly Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 19

October 28, 2021; Cheshvan 22, 5782

Halacha – Jewish Law Question: If one highly desires a product for sale and is concerned that if the seller perceives the extent of his interest the seller may raise the product’s price, may one pretend to have limited interest in the product without transgressing the prohibition of Genaivas Daas (Deception)?

Answer: We may glean the answer to this question from the Sulam’s commentary of the Zohar HaKadosh (Parshas Chayai Sarah – Page 127) regarding Avraham when he met with the Bnai Chais regarding purchasing a burial plot for Sarah. Avraham coveted the Maaras HaMachpela as a burial plot for Sarah...


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