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Daf Yomi

Delaying A Funeral To Honor A Deceased A Nazir may Defile Himself For A Mes Mitzvah (Nazir 47a)

Daf Yomi

Mitzvah Or Kinyan? ‘Both Shall Have Intention At The Same Time’ (Yevamos 102b)

Standing And Sitting For Kiddush On Sukkot

Question: Should a person recite kiddush standing or sitting on Sukkot? If he stands, should he sit down after saying the berachah of leshev ba’sukkah or remain standing?

Flying Table

Mr. Steinberg ran downstairs to the ground floor. He saw that the table had fallen onto one of the cars sitting in the parking lot below.

Music During The Nine Days (Part II)

Question: Is it prohibited to listen to music in the privacy of one’s home (or car) during the Nine Days?

Daf Yomi

Presumption of Life? ‘The Husband Was Elderly Or Ailing...’ (Gittin 28a)

Double Credit

"Halacha differentiates between giving a gift, forgoing a debt [mechila], and granting permission to take something," answered Rabbi Dayan.

Sheva Berachot After Shalosh Seudot

Question: Normally one may not eat or drink after Birchat Hamazon of Shalosh Seudot until after Havdalah. What is the halacha, however, if one schedules Sheva Berachot for a Shalosh Seudot meal? Should the groom and bride drink from the wine of Sheva Berachot or not?

A Sweet Sales Agent

"Although a shomer sachar is generally obligated in theft and is expected to watch extra carefully, he can stipulate with the owner for a lower level of responsibility . . . A number of authorities maintain that when the owner was aware of the conditions in which the merchandise would be kept, it is considered as a stipulation that such guardianship suffices."

Checking Clothes Before Shabbat

Question: The Talmud (Shabbat 12a) notes, “Rabbi Hanina said: One should examine one’s clothes on the eve of Shabbat before nightfall [to ensure that one is not carrying anything] for one may forget and go out [carrying]. Rav Yosef said this is an important law for Shabbat.”

Witness Dayan

Ari took $200 out of his wallet. He said to two friends at the adjacent table: For the record, see that I'm lending Shalom $200.

Daf Yomi

Avoiding A Catastrophe ‘A Ger And A Gentile Inherited…’ (Avoda Zara 64a)

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:8)

So too a person who admits he stole part of the money claimed, or who is confronted by only one witness who testifies to the theft, remains eligible to take an oath.

See Nothing, Say Nothing (Witnesses In Monetary Cases)

By stifling your testimony, you deny the litigant this evidentiary benefit.

Remnants

Rabbi Dayan walked into class and greeted his students. "Good morning! We're nearing the very end of Bava Kama," he announced. "Today we begin the final topic, b'ezras Hashem."

Daf Yomi

Rebirth Of Sorts ‘Immersing Contaminated, Emerging Pure’ (Niddah 42a)

Daf Yomi

When Is Chalav Akum Allowed? ‘When Milked By A Gentile…’ (Avodah Zarah 39b)

No Landlords (Part II)

Batei arei chomah are structures (of at least six to eight square feet) in towns consisting of at least three courtyards with two buildings each, with a predominantly Jewish population – provided that such towns were surrounded by a wall in the time of Joshua even though they may no longer be surrounded by a wall at the time of the sale or buyback.

When Playstation and Xbox Go Down, We Go Up

There is no difficulty today recognizing the “doubled and redoubled” darkness of the world.

Loan Conversion

Jonathan needed some extra cash, about $30,000 for his business. He applied to a number of banks for a loan, but they were being tight on issuing him credit and were also asking for more interest than he wanted to pay.

G-d Expects More From Us

Question: The Talmud (Berachot 33b) notes that it is improper to implore G-d: “Just as You have shown mercy upon a bird’s nest [with the mitzvah of shiluach ha’kan], so, too, may you have mercy and compassion on us.” Why is this prayer improper?

The Great Escape

The Talmud tells us that a lamp is lit over the head of each unborn child in its mother’s womb, enabling it to perceive all the ways of God throughout the world.

Tenant Broker

When the landlord deposited Shalom's final rent check, it was refused for insufficient funds. He asked Shalom to make good on the rent.

Daf Yomi

Like Father, Like Son ‘A Man Is Obligated To Train His Son’ (Nazir 29a)

Coming To Shul To Think

Question: If a person has a number of personal concerns that need to be thought out and analyzed, can he go to shul to do this?

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