Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend


72. Agents and Partners - Sheluchin ve-Shutafin

Business transactions can be conducted through agents; but if the agent does not fulfill his instructions the transaction is invalid. Legal actions can be conducted only by agents who are authorized in writing. A partner can take legal action on behalf of the entire partnership.a

Partnerships are formed only by an act of mutual sale. One partner can prevent another from conducting a transaction that does not conform to the wishes of the partnership; and if a partner conducts such a transaction he must bear any resulting loss himself. If a partner dies the partnership is dissolved.b

An agent (or guardian) or partner who transacts business is rabbinically required to take an oath that his accounts are correct if they are questioned; and similarly if there is disagreement about the agent's instructions or the terms of the partnership.c

Sources:

a. 1:1-2 (and see 2:4); 3:1,3 (and see 5)
b. 4:1; 5:2,4,11
c. 9:1,5; 10:1



 






ARTICLES ON VAYEITZEI AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Those Small Jars
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Anti-Semitism: The Original Source
Shlomo Katz - 5764

Tightening the Hellenistic Screws: A History of Chanukah, Part I
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5774

ArtScroll

Redeeming Factors
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Chanukah
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761

Hey, Looks Like Supper!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

> Light Over Darkness
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768

There to Share
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

The World of Learning
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

"More Than I Deserve"
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

You've Got To Have Heart
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762

Profit from Loss, Light from Darkness
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Analyzing The Imagery of A Familiar Chanukah Poem
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

'Mehadrin' - An Understanding of the Concept
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Fourteen Sleepless Years
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Simple But Unbreakable Faith
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5767



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information