"What are you talking about?" asked Moshe. "I wasn't aware that the kesubah entailed payment of such sums."
Chess reminds one of Talmudic halachic debate with its "deliberate" tendency to make life harder
Splitting Grains? ‘Mixed Untithed Produce’ (Gittin 47b)
“But what do you want from me?” argues Shlomo One. “I acted responsibly. I gave the Porsche to a shomer sachar who has an even greater duty of care toward you than I do.”
"I understand you point of view," said the brother, "but if seems wrong to me. I'd like to consult Rabbi Dayan on this."
Futures ‘A Matter As Of Yet Non-Existent’ (Gittin 42b)
"Is there any ethical issue in accepting the enhanced offer of the second employer?" asked Nate.
A Signature Dispute ‘Signing…For Tikun Olam’ (Gittin 34b)
"What's the difference?" argued Mr. Fine. "You caused me a loss in both ways!"
One Shabbat afternoon, Mr. Cohen, who was perfectly healthy and sipping tea at the time, turned to his son Jack and said, “You know...
A healthy person cannot effectively say, “When I die, you will get my property.”
Moses’ mission to convey the terms of redemption to the people also meets with disaster.
"There are differences between the halachic concept of mekach taus, or mum b'mekach, and that of a warranty," answered Rabbi Dayan.
Presumption of Life? ‘The Husband Was Elderly Or Ailing...’ (Gittin 28a)
Painting Tefillin Straps Black ‘He May Go Over The Letters With A Pen’ (Gittin 20a)
If the husband cannot find an agent who agrees to travel with the Get to where the wife resides, the husband may appoint an agent who resides where the wife lives.
"Well, in that case," said Itzik, "just tell Jake that I paid back the money and it was stolen.
Last Will and Testament ‘A Deathbed Request Is Considered Sealed And Delivered’ (Gitin 14b)
While so doing the husband says, “This is your Get, please accept it, you are divorced from me as of this moment and you are free to marry another man.”
Although the Torah requires the Get to be delivered in front of two witnesses, the Torah, according to the Rambam, does not require the witnesses to sign the Get.
Repulsive And Disgraceful ‘The Holy One…Does Not Cause Mishaps To The Righteous’ (Gittin 7a)
"What is the problem, then?" asked Mrs. Rhein. "We can pay $5,000; the payment from the summer and what we owe for now."
"No, I trusted you," replied Mr. Isaacs. "I'm sure that I paid the first half, though."
A Wonder Worm ‘When The Temple Was Destroyed…’ (Sotah 48a-b)
The Talmud tells us that a lamp is lit over the head of each unborn child in its mother’s womb, enabling it to perceive all the ways of God throughout the world.