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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.

Daf Yomi

A Year And A Day ‘Hashem...Completes The Years Of The Righteous’ (Kiddushin 38a)

Neglect To Save

"Preventing loss is also included in the mitzvah of hashavas aveidah," answered Rabbi Dayan.

No-Choice Compromise

"I found the loan document," Mr. Naiman notified Mr. Shuker. "You clearly lied in beis din and owe the full amount that I claimed!"

Daf Yomi

Both Rise To The Occasion ‘What If His Son Is His Teacher?’ (Kiddushin 33b)

Are You Really Eating Kosher?

The laws of shechita and tzaar ba’alei chayim were meant for Jewish communities who would eat meat occasionally, not for the huge industry we have today

Daf Yomi

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

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

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

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)

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