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The Temple Mount: Are Jews Allowed To Enter?

28 Heshvan 5775 – November 20, 2014
Maimonides himself walked and prayed in the permissible areas when he visited Eretz Yisrael in 1165

Yibum, Chalitzah, And Premature Children

If a man dies childless, the Torah commands the deceased’s brother to marry his brother’s widow in a ceremony known as yibum, or to perform a special form of divorce ceremony with her known as chalitzah.

Hefker!

Dovid turned to the other people sitting at his table. "I'm revoking my hefker of the Chumash," he announced. "I want to keep it."

Daf Yomi

Ever Vigilant ‘When Unworthy, One’s Number Of Years Is Reduced’ (Yevamos 50a)

Marrying His Wife’s Sister

21 Heshvan 5775 – November 13, 2014
What if, at the moment of the late brother’s death, the surviving brother cannot effect yibum because the widow is a niddah?

Daf Yomi

Where Frequency Matters ‘We Forbid Haircutting And Laundering’ (Yevamos 43b)

Bills Below

"That's what I thought, so I returned the money to Aharon," said Reuven. "But this morning, Shimon, who owes me $70, told me he left $70 for me under the table last week! Now I don't know whether the $70 was connected to the note, and was Aharon's for the purchase of sefarim, or was repayment to me from Shimon, unrelated to the note."

Shidduchim

Defenders of “The Shidduch System” cite that Yitzchak loved Rivka after they got married, not before

Family And Forbidden Unions

14 Heshvan 5775 – November 6, 2014
The Torah lists twenty-one close relatives a man may not marry.

Bris Kit Borrow

On Tuesday, Mr. Ross picked up the bris kit. While driving home, he was stopped by armed thugs. They forced him out of the car and drove off with the bris kit inside.

Daf Yomi

Informing The Decision ‘Found To Be With Child’ (Yevamos 35b)

Hetter Mechira, Otzar Bet Din, & Palestinian Produce: How Can the Diaspora Participate in...

12 Heshvan 5775 – November 5, 2014
It is a reprehensible approach for a proud Jew anywhere in the world to avoid using Israeli produce.

Yibum Or Chalitzah

7 Heshvan 5775 – October 31, 2014
In the same way as a married woman is precluded from marrying another man without a get, so too is this widow prohibited from marrying another man without chalitzah.

Daf Yomi

The Ban Of The Communities ‘Impaired Chalitzah’ (Yevamos 26b)

‘Forever’ Stamp

“ ‘We're almost out of stamps,’ I said. ‘I'll be happy to run over to the post office and pick up a supply.’ ”

Daf Yomi

Law-Abiding Citizen ‘That Which Is Crooked Cannot Be Made Straight…’ (Yevamos 22a-b)

Wear And Tear

Noach felt a tug, and then heard a rip. His jacket had been caught on the nail, and the beautiful suit had a tear.

The Sons of Noach

28 Tishri 5775 – October 21, 2014
Myth #1: It is easy to be a B'nai Noach. It is extraordinarily hard to be a B'nai Noach.

Branch Bang

22 Tishri 5775 – October 15, 2014
Shimon started adjusting the branches on the roof. In doing so, a branch fell off the other side of the car and hit the side-view mirror, cracking it.

Eating In The Sukkah On Shemini Atzeret

Should we sit in the sukkah on a day that may be the eighth day when we are not commanded to sit in the sukkah at all?

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