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About the Author

Raphael Grunfeld

Raphael Grunfeld, the author of Ner Eyal, a collection of topical ethical dilemmas with sources, is the son of the late Dayan Dr. I. Grunfeld of the London Beit Din, the author of The Sabbath, The Jewish Dietary Laws and The Jewish Laws of Inheritance, and translator of the works of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

After studying Talmud at the Gateshead Yeshiva in England, Raphael received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Tel-Aviv University and his Master of Laws degree from London University. He is a member of the Israel and New York Bars. Raphael practiced law in Israel for twelve years before moving to New York in 1985, where he is a partner in the Wall Street Law firm of Carter, Ledyard and Milburn. Raphael lives in Riverdale, New York, with his wife and two sons.

Who Owns the Million-Dollar Baseball?

Who Owns the Million-Dollar Baseball?


Two fans claim ownership of the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his record-setting 73rd homer. How might Jewish law decide the case?