Suddenly, she heard the clatter of shattering glass. Mrs. Friedman quickly turned around and saw Malka swiping at the jars of jelly.
Ribbit is defined in the Talmud as agar natar, which means any compensation, whether in money or in kind, a Jew receives from a fellow Jew for having to wait for payment.
In thirty-six different places the Torah warns us to be kind to people who have converted to Judaism.
Indeed, He Honored His Father ‘They Were Hired To Irrigate, But The River Dried Up’ (Bava Metzia 76b-77a)
Throughout the summer, Sara would keep the receipts of her expenses in a pencil case and submit them at the end of each week for cash reimbursement.
Having trouble understanding what decorum should be in shul? Go watch (from without) services at the local church or Reform temple, where you can see how actual respect for a sanctuary is manifested.
He's A Communist! ‘If He Calls Someone A Rasha…’ (Bava Metzia 71a)
The right to a refund or to the return of the purchase price or the item, as the case may be, is subject to a time limit.
David ordered a bus. He divided the cost among the fifty friends and wrote on the sign that each person would have to pay $32.
Hatzalah And Other First Responders ‘Your Life Takes Precedence …’ (Bava Metzia 62a)
However, when he agreed to sell it to Moshe, he was no longer interested in selling it to anyone else. Shalom cannot acquire it without Yosef's consent.
It’s All In The Giving ‘Five Laws Require A Minimum Peruta’ (Bava Metzia 55a)
When he got to the yeshiva, he realized the bag with the sneakers had fallen off his knapsack. He retraced his steps, but could not find it.
What incentive does the seller have to salvage the object from fire if, at the end of the day, the loss is for the buyer?
The Case Of The Conflicting Commitments! ‘A Breach Of Faith’ (Bava Metzia 49a)
Thus, if the ticket was issued to the owner, the driver has no obligation to reimburse him.
Ensnarement and Atonement ‘The Only Proper Guarding Of Coins Is In The Ground’ (Bava Metzia 42a)
The two were the same height and dressed similarly, so Shlomie could not discern who had taken the money.
The Torah requires us to return lost property to its owner. It follows that if the lost property has no owner, there is no duty to return it and the finder may keep it.
That would be cheating the rightful party and an injustice. Some authorities write that doing so would be considered a taus b'dvar mishna, a mistrial, and the compromise is null and void.
The Difficult Choice ‘His Father’s Lost Object And His Rebbe’s Lost Object…’ (Bava Metzia 33a)
What happens if two people are holding on to abandoned property and each claims to have found it first?
The Majority Rule ‘If The Majority Are Israelites…’ (Bava Metzia 24a-b)
The point of the dispute is whether we follow the Torah's terminology, that Shemini Atzeres is independent, or people's common parlance, that Shemini Atzeres is included in Sukkos.
The Physician’s Dilemma ‘It Came Into His Hand While Forbidden’ (Bava Metzia 21b)