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Jelly Jars

Suddenly, she heard the clatter of shattering glass. Mrs. Friedman quickly turned around and saw Malka swiping at the jars of jelly.

Laws Prohibiting The Charging Of Interest (Bava Metzia 63b)

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.

Sticks And Stones (Bava Metzia 59b)

In thirty-six different places the Torah warns us to be kind to people who have converted to Judaism.

Daf Yomi

Indeed, He Honored His Father ‘They Were Hired To Irrigate, But The River Dried Up’ (Bava Metzia 76b-77a)

Old Receipts

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.

Stop the Prayers!

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.

Daf Yomi

He's A Communist! ‘If He Calls Someone A Rasha…’ (Bava Metzia 71a)

Scalpers (Bava Metzia 50b)

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.

Bus Order

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.

Daf Yomi

Hatzalah And Other First Responders ‘Your Life Takes Precedence …’ (Bava Metzia 62a)

Shas For Sale

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.

Daf Yomi

It’s All In The Giving ‘Five Laws Require A Minimum Peruta’ (Bava Metzia 55a)

Lost Sneakers

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.

Is Money Everything? (Bava Metzia 47b)

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?

Daf Yomi

The Case Of The Conflicting Commitments! ‘A Breach Of Faith’ (Bava Metzia 49a)

Taillight Ticket

Thus, if the ticket was issued to the owner, the driver has no obligation to reimburse him.

Daf Yomi

Ensnarement and Atonement ‘The Only Proper Guarding Of Coins Is In The Ground’ (Bava Metzia 42a)

Who Stole?

The two were the same height and dressed similarly, so Shlomie could not discern who had taken the money.

Are Finders Keepers?

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.

Benevolent Justice

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.

Daf Yomi

The Difficult Choice ‘His Father’s Lost Object And His Rebbe’s Lost Object…’ (Bava Metzia 33a)

Who Owns The Baseball?

What happens if two people are holding on to abandoned property and each claims to have found it first?

Daf Yomi

The Majority Rule ‘If The Majority Are Israelites…’ (Bava Metzia 24a-b)

Sukkos Rental

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.

Daf Yomi

The Physician’s Dilemma ‘It Came Into His Hand While Forbidden’ (Bava Metzia 21b)

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