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Mitzvat Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (Part II)

18 Sivan 5775 – June 4, 2015
Should just a few communities settle the Land of Israel? Should there be a mass emigration of all Jews worldwide to Israel?

Mitzvat Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (Part I)

11 Sivan 5775 – May 28, 2015
Why did so many of our great sages from the Rambam to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein live outside Israel?

Daf Yomi

Casting A Doubt ‘Shall We Say [They] Are Not Valid?’ (Nedarim 5a-7a)

New Evidence

"What do you mean?" asked the secretary. "We already issued a ruling and closed the case."


4 Sivan 5775 – May 21, 2015
God and the divine origin of His Torah are facts even though we do not fully comprehend them.

Daf Yomi

The Honor Of Reading The Kesubah ‘Witnesses Sign Only After Reading…’ (Kesubos 109a)

Daf Yomi

Twice Promised “Such And Such [I Give My Son]…” (Kesubos 102b)

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

19 Iyyar 5775 – May 7, 2015
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)


12 Iyyar 5775 – April 30, 2015
"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)

5 Iyyar 5775 – April 23, 2015
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

21 Nisan 5775 – April 9, 2015
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)

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