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Daf Yomi

A Blast At A Funeral? “R. Hamnuna Came To Daramutha…” (Moed Kattan 27b)

Playing It Safe

"The Torah states in Parshat Ki-Teitzei: 'If you build a new house, you shall make a fence for your roof. I think it's your responsibility."

Daf Yomi

Untimely News ‘A Mourner Is Forbidden To Wear Shoes…’ (Mo’ed Katan 20b)

Rental Disagreement

On Friday afternoon, Dov called Kalman. "Please make sure to return the keys for the car on Motzaei Shabbos," he said. "We have a bris on Sunday morning and we're all going. We also need the roof luggage bag."

Chol HaMoed: An Oxymoron

On Chol HaMoed some work is prohibited and some is permitted. According to some opinions, the work prohibition is biblical; according to others, it’s rabbinical.

Daf Yomi

Discretion ‘Vendors Of Fruits And Clothing…May Sell In Private’ (Mo’ed Katan 13b)

Preliminary Pruzbul

"We're leining now, and shouldn't be talking," Mr. Silver gently quieted his son. "At the Shabbos table we can discuss it at length."

Identical Copy

19 Av 5774 – August 14, 2014
"Guess what?" Benzion exclaimed when he returned home. "I just won an identical Mishnah Berurah in the avos u'banim raffle."

Daf Yomi

An Outcast ‘He Shall Dwell Outside His Tent’ (Moed Katan 7b)

Is One Required To Live In Israel? (Megillah 17b)

Based on the opinion of the Ramban, the Territorial School believes that leaving any territory of the Land of Israel in the possession of non-Jews is a violation of a biblical mandate.

Ransom Loan

12 Av 5774 – August 7, 2014
"Do I have to repay the loan?" he asked. "Does Yosef have to reimburse me? What if doesn't have that sum, does he owe me in the future?"

Daf Yomi

Pondering A Kapandria “It Should Not Be Used As A Shortcut” (Megillah 29a)

Daf Yomi

The Gender Factor ‘Where There Is Loss Of Work… Three Are Called To The Torah’ (Megillah 22b)

Megillah On The Internet (Megillah 4a and 4b)

To properly fulfill the mitzvah of listening to the megillah, each word must be heard.

Missing Fifty

When Yoram got home that evening, he went over to Effy: "My day camp is looking for extra supervision for an overnight trip," he said. "Would you like to come? They're paying $250 for the trip."

Reduced Rental

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 24, 2014
"I'll make you a deal," he said. "If you pay monthly – it's $4,500; if you pay six months up front – I'll give it to you for $4,200."

Daf Yomi

Hallel On Purim? “Its Reading Is Its Praise” (Megillah 14a)

Pidyon Haben During The Three Weeks

If the only person available to perform the milah on the eighth day is a person who is not an observant Jew, the milah should be postponed until a devout mohel is available.

Missing Hei

20 Tammuz 5774 – July 17, 2014
"Sound fine," said Mrs. Schwartz. "In the middle, paint their names, Shoshana and Yehonasan. He spells his name Yehonasan with a hei and is very particular about it!"

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