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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

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

The quality of our prayers may have to take precedence over quantity, some may no longer work for us

Daf Yomi

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

A Gavra Rabba, an extraordinarily great person, is one who reduces the pain of fellow human beings!

Daf Yomi

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

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)

If the general rule is hamotzi machavero alav harayah, why do we not apply it to the $50,000 the defendant denies?

Daf Yomi

Completing An Assignment ‘A Get May Be Written And Given Even 100 Times’ (Gittin 63b)

Overstated

"Mr. Stein is believed that he repaid," answered Rabbi Dayan, "since the loan document is invalid."

Needed: A Remorseless Judaism

Judaism's about bold ideas & actions. Its goal isn't finding the truth but honestly searching for it

Milk and Meat: The Dangerous Mixture

One is also obligated to destroy a mixture of meat & milk even if there's no intention to consume it

Daf Yomi

In The Aftermath Of The Betar Massacre ‘Forty Se’ah Of Tefillin Casings Were Found…’ (Gittin 57b-58a)

Vows, Oaths, And Their Annulment (Gittin 35b)

The philosophical explanation may be that the Torah itself sometimes tells us which mitzvah is more important in God’s eyes.

Signed And Sealed

"What are you talking about?" asked Moshe. "I wasn't aware that the kesubah entailed payment of such sums."

Halacha as the Art of Playing Chess

Chess reminds one of Talmudic halachic debate with its "deliberate" tendency to make life harder

Daf Yomi

Splitting Grains? ‘Mixed Untithed Produce’ (Gittin 47b)

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