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.
The Impropriety Of Flattery ‘They Flattered King Agrippas’ (Sotah 41b)
"This doesn't seem right," Chaim's mother said. "I'm going to have to check with the bakery." She put that doughnut aside and took a different flavor.
The Burning Of Kever Yosef ‘Alongside Shechem’ (Sotah 32a)
When a person who has given in to his or her animal instincts wishes to bring a sacrifice to atone for such conduct, the sacrifice should be as basic and unadorned as the instincts to which he or she gave in.
"Does Mr. Goodman have to pay me the $1,000 he agreed to for learning with my son?" Danny asked.
Incurring Lashes? ‘On That Day Rabbi Akiva Expounded’ (Sotah 27b)
Today, in the absence of the Temple, our prayers are a substitute for the korbanot.