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Is Compromise An Admission? (Siman 77:7)

The lender who sued must hold half of what he collected on trust for the other lender.

Incarceration Under Jewish Law (Sanhedrin 81b)

The authority to incarcerate a person and deny freedom in certain situations is part of halacha le Moshe Mi’Sinai, the Oral Law conveyed by God to Moshe and by Moshe to the people of Israel.

Settled For Less

But I borrowed the phone, so your liability is to me, responded Avi. Who cares what went on between me and Yitzi?

Daf Yomi

The Red Sea’s Argument ‘Relatives Of A Guarantor’ (Makos 7a)

Forgiveness Of A Loan Owed By One Partner (Siman 77:6)

The borrower who paid the entire loan would, of course, have a claim for reimbursement against the co-borrower for the amount he repaid on his behalf.

Daf Yomi

Without Warning ‘But You Were With Us…’ (Makkos 2a)

Scared By The Dog

"I didn't knowingly damage," pointed out Mrs. Neuman. "I didn't intend to upset the table."

The Best Judgment Is Compromise (Sanhedrin 6a and b)

A judge must open the proceedings by urging the litigants to settle the dispute by way of compromise.

Daf Yomi

Is Silence Golden ? ‘Iyov, Who Was Silent …’ (Sanhedrin 106a)

Liver Inside!

For example, someone who sold seeds that turned out defective does not have to pay the customer for the incurred labor costs in planting them. When the damage was unintentional, as here, there isn't even a moral obligation.

Is Evidence Of A Borrower Who Admits A Loan Admissible Against His Co-Borrower Who...

The forgoing also applies to a plaintiff who sued two borrowers based upon a promissory note for the aggregate amount of the loan advanced to both of them and signed by them jointly.

Fallibility Vs. Finality (Sanhedrin 31a)

In dinei nefashot – capital cases – the beit din will accept post verdict evidence to acquit but not to convict.

Virtual Acquisition

Must I give the produce itself or can I just give equivalent money to tzedakah instead?

Daf Yomi

As We Come Closer And Closer ‘… Like The Face Of A Dog’ (Sanhedrin 97a)

Guarantors Who Become Co-borrowers (Siman 77:4)

It is true that having been sued by Shimon, Levi had no choice but to pay off the whole loan.

Conducting The Defense In Capital Punishment Cases (Sanhedrin 32b)

If both sets of witnesses have withstood the rigor of the court’s cross examination, why, one might ask, does the beit din believe the evidence of the second set of witnesses more than the first?

The Responsibility Of A Guarantor (Siman 77:3)

The halacha is that the lender may proceed to collect the entire amount of the loan from one of the guarantors.

Do You Eat In The Sukkah On Shemini Atzeret ?

The Torah commands us to sit in the sukkah for seven days. Should we sit in the sukkah on a day that may be the eighth day when we are not commanded to sit in the sukkah at all?

Mixed Tzedakah

There were always some organizations, though, that would not come to collect the money until after Yom Kippur. Mr. Sender was careful to place each tzedakah plate neatly under the bimah.

Daf Yomi

The Greatest Reward Of Public Service ‘…[He] Who Leads The Public Gently …’ (Sanhedrin 92a)

Co-borrowers Are Guarantors For Each Other (Siman 77:1 ) (Continued)

Accordingly, the lender must first try to enforce the primary obligation against each borrower before he may sue the other borrower in his capacity as guarantor.

Daf Yomi

Watch What You Pray For ‘Acts Befitting Your People’ (Sanhedrin 85a)

Ma’aser Kesafim Esrog

I don't know whether I can use ma'aser money to purchase a mitzvah, said Aharon.

Eruv Tavshilin

When Yom Tov begins on Wednesday night, the eruv tavshilin ceremony is performed on Wednesday and when Yom Tov begins on Thursday night it is performed on Thursday, in each case by the head of the household.

Meeting The Goal

How do we know the pledge was in error, though? asked the gabbai. Perhaps Mr. Hoffman intended to donate $10,000 regardless!

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