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Daf Yomi

22 Adar II 5776 – March 31, 2016
Moshe’s Request ‘I Love My Master, My Wife, My Children…’ (Kiddushin 22a)

Rampant Reel

"What was that?!" exclaimed the surprised patron, Mr. Jacobs. "There goes my lunch!"

The Giants of Hevron

20 Adar II 5776 – March 30, 2016
The Jews of Hevron sanctify His Name daily by living in the resting place of our holy Forefathers, sacrificing their own comfort for the greater good of the Nation

Daf Yomi

15 Adar II 5776 – March 24, 2016
It’s In The Will ‘A Non-Jew Receives His Father’s Estate’ (Kiddushin 17b)

Canceling A Stipulation

After a year of being on his best behavior, Chaim asked his father if he would be willing to cancel the stipulations. "I walk around nervous thinking that if I slip on the conditions I lose the car," he said.

Daf Yomi

8 Adar II 5776 – March 17, 2016
She Ate Unwittingly ‘If She Married A Kohen She Eats Terumah’ (Kiddushin 10b)

Half-Price Discount

"But when you buy two items, each one costs less," reasoned Mrs. Simcha. "How can you say that Mr. Sasson's was full cost and ours half-price?!"

The Grass Is Greener (Gittin 88b)

According to the Shach, the prohibition against erka’ot akum does not apply when Jewish litigants agree to litigate in front of a named non-Jewish judge.

The Curse of Fluency

3 Adar II 5776 – March 13, 2016
The quality of our prayers may have to take precedence over quantity, some may no longer work for us

Daf Yomi

1 Adar II 5776 – March 10, 2016
Filling In The Blanks ‘Esrog Similar To A Tree In Three Ways…’ (Kiddushin 2b-3a)

Mixed Money

"Similarly, aside from the amount that is certain, you don't know whether anything more was put in the container." (C.M. 75:9)

Rabbinical Courage and the Frozen Text

26 Adar I 5776 – March 6, 2016
A Gavra Rabba, an extraordinarily great person, is one who reduces the pain of fellow human beings!

Daf Yomi

24 Adar I 5776 – March 3, 2016
Excluding The Excluded ‘You Are Permitted To Any Man But My Father…’ (Gittin 85a)

Machatzis Hashekel (Half-Shekel)

"The value of silver, in comparison to other items, has dropped precipitously in the past few centuries," replied Rabbi Dayan.

Electrical Short

17 Adar I 5776 – February 25, 2016
Mr. Braun notified the landlord. "We'll cover the air-conditioning repair," the landlord said. "That's included in house repairs."

Daf Yomi

Deliberate Humiliation ‘Take Care of My Father’ (Gittin 75b)

Daf Yomi

Viewing Competency “A Deaf Person Able to Speak” (Gittin 71a)

Shady Witness

"Do you have witnesses who can support this allegation?" asked Rabbi Dayan.

The Rights of Widows and Daughters against the Estate (Gittin 51)

The father does not need to worry about his daughters when they marry because the family bank of the husband’s family unit will support them.

Shifting The Oath (Gittin 51a)

3 Adar I 5776 – February 11, 2016
If the general rule is hamotzi machavero alav harayah, why do we not apply it to the $50,000 the defendant denies?

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