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For Heaven’s Sake

After some deliberation, the judge dismissed the case. Mr. Braun walked out feeling great.

Daf Yomi

Is It Trespass? ‘Reuven Didn't Benefit And Shimon Didn't Lose’ (Bava Kamma 20a)

Vigilantism And The Halacha

What is the nature of chetzi nezek? Is it compensation or is it a fine?

Half Rental

"I can't stop you from using the whole apartment," reasoned Moshe. "But if you're making money on it, I'm still a partner and entitled to half the amount!"

Daf Yomi

Limited Liability ‘It Excludes An Ox That Gored…’ (Baba Kamma 13b)

A Wedding Without Witnesses?

In the case of a loan, witnesses are not required to make the loan transaction legally effective. The loan can be legally effective without them.

Daf Yomi

Is It A Penalty? ‘Why Not Deal With False Evidence?’ (Bava Kamma 5a)

A Tale Of Two Mohels

Mr. Abrams turned to Rabbi Dayan: "Whom should I honor with the bris?" he asked.

Daf Yomi

A Ruling Too Novel? ‘One Who Ate Nevelah On Yom Kippur Is Exempt’ (Kiddushin 77b)

Dashed Dishes

"That happens," said Shaindy. "We're always breaking dishes in my house, too."

Orthodox Rabbi Teaching Halakha Beyond the Shulkhan Arukh, Judaism Beyond the Commandments

"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."

Daf Yomi

In Spite Of The Consequences ‘There Is Birtha di’Satya In Babylon’ (Kiddushin 72a)

Firewood

"Do you really think it's theirs?" asked Shlomie. "They're only kids."

Three’s A Crowd

"I'll deal with Levi later," said Reuven. "I'll explain to him that my brother needs it."

Daf Yomi

The Recanted Testimony ‘A Solitary Witness Said To Him’ (Kiddushin 65b)

Honoring Abusive Parents (Kiddushin 31a)

The parents, by straining the tolerance of their children to the breaking point, pushed them to the brink of disrespect.

Daf Yomi

You Are That Man! ‘A Poor Man Looking For A Griddlecake…’ (Kiddushin 59a)

Honoring One’s Parents

When performing the duties of kibbud av va'aim in front of one’s parents, one should do so with a smile, not begrudgingly.

Daf Yomi

The Snatched Zuz ‘None Pay Regard To R. Shimon’s Dictum …’ (Kiddushin 52b)

Chametz Repurchase

"But doesn't a person's property acquire for him, even without his awareness?" asked Mr. Laufer. "Since the chametz is sitting in my house, wouldn't I acquire it automatically?"

Chol HaMoed: An Oxymoron

The first and perhaps broadest permitted category is known as “Tzorach HaMoed,” meaning work that enhances the joy of Chol HaMoed.

The Great Yiddishkeit Adventure

Jews of the exile cannot truly understand Passover, a festival of national faith, of a free people returning from exile to their home.

Daf Yomi

Polite And Respectful ‘It Is Audacious To Appoint One’s Father A Shliacht’ (Kiddushin 45b)

Selling Someone Else’s Chametz

Since this action is for the other person's clear benefit, you are considered a 'self-appointed' agent.

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