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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
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Halacha & Hashkafa
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Halacha and…Shaking Hands (Part I)

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

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Question: Is there any halachic rationale for men to shake hands with women?

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Daf Yomi: ‘Unsaying’ Words

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

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‘He Uttered Hashem’s Name In Vain’ (Temurah 3b)

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A Sweet Sales Agent

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

"Although a shomer sachar is generally obligated in theft and is expected to watch extra carefully, he can stipulate with the owner for a lower level of responsibility . . . A number of authorities maintain that when the owner was aware of the conditions in which the merchandise would be kept, it is considered as a stipulation that such guardianship suffices."

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Obligating Oneself To Perform Mitzvot

Posted on: February 8th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Should a person try to observe mitzvot he is technically exempt from performing?

 

No Landlords (Arachin 29b)

Posted on: February 8th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

After its conquest by Joshua, the land of Israel was divided into twelve equal parts in accordance with the number of the tribes of Israel. Each male member of each tribe that actually left Egypt was entitled to a piece of land equal in size to the total size allocated to his whole tribe divided by the number of men of twenty or over in his tribe that left Egypt.

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Daf Yomi

Posted on: February 8th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Too Little, Too Late? ‘Break Down the Door and Enter…’ (Arachin 31b)

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Killing Me Softly (Arachin 15b, 16a; Zevachim 88a)

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

A person’s reputation precedes him. A bad reputation prejudices any chance of a successful encounter. Damaging a person’s reputation is tantamount to booby-trapping human relations before they can blossom into happy relationships.

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Compromise!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

"Fine & Feder Furniture" had been a landmark in the shopping center for decades. The two partners had opened a small store thirty years before and now ran a humongous showroom. Rumors were circulating of a breakup in the partnership, though, due to developing mistrust.

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Daf Yomi

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Pleading The Fifth ‘…And Minors Are Not Obligated To Fulfill Mitzvos’ (Arachin 22a)

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The Limits Of Chinuch (Part V)

Posted on: February 1st, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Are there limitations to the mitzvah of chinuch?

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The Limits Of Chinuch (Part IV)

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Are there limitations to the mitzvah of chinuch?

 

You Aren’t What You Make (Arachin 23b)

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

There are two different types of vows, nedarim, mentioned in the Torah. The first, which is the subject of Tractate Nedarim, is the prohibitive vow, nidrei issur, pursuant to which a person utters a vow not to do an action, which but for the vow would have been permitted.

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Daf Yomi

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

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A Burning Question? ‘If Said In The Concerned Person’s Presence It’s Not Evil Speech’ (Arachin 15b)

 

Pidyon Ha’ben And Tisha B’Av

Posted on: January 20th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Pidyon ha’ben, like brit milah, is primarily the responsibility of the father. A brit milah must be performed on the eighth day of the child’s birth, unless it would endanger the life of the child. Pidyon ha’ben must be performed on the 31st day of the child’s birth. Neither ceremony may be delayed beyond its prescribed time unless there is some halachic justification to do so.

Cohen-Rabbi-J-Simcha
 

The Limits Of Chinuch (Part III)

Posted on: January 20th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Are there limitations to the mitzvah of chinuch?

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Bike Theft!

Posted on: January 20th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

"Yosef, congratulations on your graduation!" said Uncle Sam. "I want to buy you a new bike as a present."

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Daf Yomi

Posted on: January 20th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

When a Dead Ewe Gave Birth to a Live Lamb ‘We Do Not Wait For Her To Give Birth’ (Arachin 7a)

 

Pidyon Ha’ben (Bechorot 46)

Posted on: January 11th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

A son who is not himself a kohen or a Levi, firstborn to a Jewish mother who is not the daughter of a kohen or a Levi, has the status of a bechor and must be redeemed through a ceremony known as pidyon ha’ben. The performance of the pidyon ha’ben ceremony, which should take place […]

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The Limits Of Chinuch (Part II)

Posted on: January 11th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Are there limitations to the mitzvah of chinuch?

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Daf Yomi

Posted on: January 11th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Lulav or Shofar on Shabbos ‘It Refers To Tithing In Our Days’ (Bechoros 61a)

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