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Already Paid

"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,"

Gasoline Expenses

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.

Daf Yomi

Seller’s Remorse ‘He Sold Because He Ostensibly Needed The Funds’ (Ketubbot 97a)

Collateral

"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."

Daf Yomi

The Debt Lives On ‘The Orphans’ Mitzvah To Repay Their Father’s Debts’ (Ketubot 91b)

Vows, Oaths And Their Annulment (Ketubot 70)

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.

Sum Total

"I accept the ruling," said Mr. Broyer, "but would like to understand the reasoning."

Daf Yomi

Ramifications Of A Printers Error ‘The Note Holder’s Burden of Proof’ (Kesubos 83b)

Daf Yomi

Oh My, It’s Copper! ‘…And One Who Is A Coppersmith’ (Kethubboth 77a)

Sefirat HaOmer

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.

Sum Total

"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."

Eruv Tavshilin

In most communities the rabbi will perform the eruv ceremony on Erev Yom Tov for all community members.

Daf Yomi

The Heiress? ‘Determining The Daughter’s Status’ (Kesubos 68b-69a)

Davening At Work

"The guiding principle regarding work terms is: hakol keminhag hamidina – everything in accordance with the common practice," replied Rabbi Dayan.

Daf Yomi

A Woman Of Valor ‘Would That He Listen To Me…’ (Kesubos 63a)

Roast Cost

"No, I can't take more than $65," protested Mrs. Fleisher. "You may not owe me more than that."

Chametz Credit Card

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.

Matzah Loss

"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?"

Daf Yomi

Her Children, Her Whim ‘Kesubas Bnin Dichrin’ (Kesubos 52b)

Reading The Labels For Pesach

First, the punishment for eating chametz on Pesach is karet, premature death at the Hand of God.

Daf Yomi

The Wedding Day Fast ‘He Accepts A Ring On Her Behalf’ (Kesubos 47a)

Kashering Our Kitchens

This process, which is the most powerful form of kashering, is known as libun.

Half Coins

"Do we have to donate again?" some people asked. "Is it fair that we should have to pay twice?"

Daf Yomi

A Confession ‘Payment For Humiliation And Depreciation’ (Ketubbot 41a)

Yes, But…

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.

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