Is A Shortened Lulav Kosher? 'Remnants of Tzitzis Are Kosher' (Menachos 38b)
When all is said and done, refraining from wearing any kind of shoe on Yom Kippur is, strictly speaking, a stringency.
In recent years, there has been a flurry of halachic discussion on whether pregnant and nursing women should be permitted – or even encouraged...
A Sefer Torah That Fell 'As Though Bitten by a Snake' (Menachos 32b)
Apples And Oranges ‘Two Menachos Were Mixed But The Handfuls Were Not Taken’ (Menachos 23a)
If a borrower dispossesses his assets to evade his creditors, his cunning plans are void, and they can collect the assets.
Mrs. Miller returned home and related to her husband what happened. "I'm in a dilemma," she said. "What should I do with the large size dress? Must I give it to Mrs. Schwartz or can I keep it for our daughter?"
Some Rishonim write that one may speak lashon hara to prevent potential damage or injury.
Double Trouble? 'Two Handfuls' (Menachos 11b)
"The lease was up two months ago, and we didn't renew it," argued Mr. Landman. "You don't need any notice! Say thank you that I let you stay until now!"
What is true for getting out of our geographical bubble is equally if not more true for breaking through our religious bubble. We live under artificial labels and tend to limit our religious exposure to those who think, practice and observe just like us. When we pigeonhole ourselves we deprive ourselves from taking the best of what different Torah groups and cultures have to offer.
Danger Or Dilution? 'From That Allowed To Jews' (Menachos 5a)
Heshy's head was swirling with the many new requests. Is it better to give more charity or loans? How much should I lend? To whom? What risks should I take?
If a time was set for the partnership – for example, until the end of August – you must stay until that time and then you may dissolve the partnership.
A Light Unto The Nations ‘The Sound Thereof Traveled From One End…To The Other” (Zevachim 116a)
"What's the difference?" said the treasurer. "Let each person think he is a sponsor. No one knows who donated first!"
To Him Shall You Hearken 'One Who Offers Nowadays…' (Zevachim 107b)
In The Privy 'Rav Quotes Elazar ben Rabbi Shimon' (Zevachim 102b)
A Saline Solution 'Its Soaking Is Its Laundering' (Zevachim 94b)
"A qualified expert can annul a vow on his own," replied Rabbi Dayan. "However, no one is an expert nowadays, so that we need a panel of three, like a beis din."
"You had the home for all of July," reasoned Mr. Wolf. "It's only fair that we should have it for the remainder of August."
Even Eruv Tavshillin ‘One Might Have Thought That We Remove The Tendons…’ (Zevachim 86a)
"The videographer called and said he was in an accident," replied the Mr. Schott. "Thank G‑d nothing serious, but it delayed him two hours. He'll be here in 10 minutes."
A litigant is allowed to explain what he said in court provided his explanation clarifies his initial statement rather than contradict it.
A Matter Of Doubt ‘When You Make [Four] Applications…’ (Zevachim 80a)