Should just a few communities settle the Land of Israel? Should there be a mass emigration of all Jews worldwide to Israel?
Why did so many of our great sages from the Rambam to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein live outside Israel?
Casting A Doubt ‘Shall We Say [They] Are Not Valid?’ (Nedarim 5a-7a)
"What do you mean?" asked the secretary. "We already issued a ruling and closed the case."
God and the divine origin of His Torah are facts even though we do not fully comprehend them.
The Honor Of Reading The Kesubah ‘Witnesses Sign Only After Reading…’ (Kesubos 109a)
Twice Promised “Such And Such [I Give My Son]…” (Kesubos 102b)
"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)