"A person who borrowed without a written loan document, even in the presence of witnesses, is believed with a heses – rabbinic – oath to say that he repaid,"
During the course of the year, though, political events in the Persian Gulf caused the cost of gasoline to rise. Prices climbed from $2.50 a gallon to $4.00.
Seller’s Remorse ‘He Sold Because He Ostensibly Needed The Funds’ (Ketubbot 97a)
"There is a diamond necklace that I wear on special occasions," Mrs. Miller told her husband. "It was recently appraised at $6,000. If need be, we can give that as collateral."
The Debt Lives On ‘The Orphans’ Mitzvah To Repay Their Father’s Debts’ (Ketubot 91b)
In order to be free of the negative consequences of violating a shvu’ah or a neder, the shvu’ah or neder themselves must be annulled.
"I accept the ruling," said Mr. Broyer, "but would like to understand the reasoning."
Ramifications Of A Printers Error ‘The Note Holder’s Burden of Proof’ (Kesubos 83b)
Oh My, It’s Copper! ‘…And One Who Is A Coppersmith’ (Kethubboth 77a)
The omer sacrifice of loose barley flour was more fitting for animal consumption than human consumption and symbolizes the depths to which the Jewish slaves had sunk.
"The problem is that the sum total is listed is $17,000. However, when you add the sums mentioned, it is clear that the total of $17,000 is an error. Thus, Mr. Broyer owes me $18,000, not $17,000."
In most communities the rabbi will perform the eruv ceremony on Erev Yom Tov for all community members.
The Heiress? ‘Determining The Daughter’s Status’ (Kesubos 68b-69a)
"The guiding principle regarding work terms is: hakol keminhag hamidina – everything in accordance with the common practice," replied Rabbi Dayan.
A Woman Of Valor ‘Would That He Listen To Me…’ (Kesubos 63a)
"No, I can't take more than $65," protested Mrs. Fleisher. "You may not owe me more than that."
Are you kidding? You know the non‑Jew is not going to consume your chametz. He is not really paying you for it; neither is he taking possession of it.
"If I notify people, nobody will buy the matzos!" exclaimed Mr. Mandel. "Once the halachic advisory panel ruled leniently, why can't I sell the matzos regularly?"
Her Children, Her Whim ‘Kesubas Bnin Dichrin’ (Kesubos 52b)
First, the punishment for eating chametz on Pesach is karet, premature death at the Hand of God.
The Wedding Day Fast ‘He Accepts A Ring On Her Behalf’ (Kesubos 47a)
This process, which is the most powerful form of kashering, is known as libun.
"Do we have to donate again?" some people asked. "Is it fair that we should have to pay twice?"
A Confession ‘Payment For Humiliation And Depreciation’ (Ketubbot 41a)
Hapeh is based on the fact that the person who qualifies the statement is the sole source of the unqualified statement and the court has therefore no choice but to believe her.