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Daf Yomi

Mitzvah Or Kinyan? ‘Both Shall Have Intention At The Same Time’ (Yevamos 102b)

France and the Dilemma of Aliyah

From G-d's pledging the land of Israel to the Patriarchs it's been the focus of Jewish consciousness

Daf Yomi

A Kohen Of Choice ‘A Deaf-Mute, A Mentally Challenged Person, A Minor…’ (Yevamos 99b)

Aufruf Cake

A few days, Mrs. Feldman called back. "I would prefer a nice cake rather than the chocolate."

When Intelligent Design Doesn’t Seem So Smart

Pop culture teaches "thought creates reality;" Chassidut: “Divinity's a given,reality's a novelty”

The “International Bet Din for Agunot”

Support ORA's(Org. for Resolution of Agunot) wonderful efforts towards solving the Agunah crisis

More On Missing Husbands And Agunot

A more difficult situation arises when there is no evidence placing the missing husband at the site of the death.

Daf Yomi

A Posted Picture Saves The Day ‘In Order To Avoid Igun…’ (Yevamos 88a)

Security Doorman

He sent out a memo to the tenants: "In light of the recent burglaries, we've decided to implement additional security measures, including hiring a doorman for the weekends."

When Playstation and Xbox Go Down, We Go Up

There is no difficulty today recognizing the “doubled and redoubled” darkness of the world.

Missing Husbands And Agunot

The court cannot solely rely on death certificates issued by non-Jewish institutions without conducting its own investigation into the facts of the case.

Broken Key

"I'm still not sure we have a right to damage his property," said Mrs. Schloss. "Can you ask someone?"

Daf Yomi

Reward And Punishment ‘Masser Rishon For The levi’im’ (Yevamos 86a)

Kosher Certification for Maccabees

It's fascinating how sources attain the status "traditional," or its equivalent level of kashrus.

The Menorah Revolution: Activism Through Light

A revolution is taking place between good and evil; light and darkness. Make the light activism!

Chanukah and Our Current Darkness

Israel projects global material illumination not always the light of "morality" meant by the Navi

Daf Yomi

Fetal Immersion? ‘The Fetus Is A Limb Of Its Mother’ (Yevamos 78a)

Fulfilling The Mitzvah Of Procreation

When the inability cannot be clearly attributed to either spouse, the halacha is the subject of debate among the Rishonim.

Stolen Silver

He stepped outside, and, to his dismay, the menorah was missing. It had been stolen.

Legal Expenses

"I do not owe anything," Mr. Feder replied. "However, if I must come – I will."

Daf Yomi

No Fault Lines ‘…His Father And Mother Were In Prison…’ (Yevamos 71b)

Illegitimacy And Innocent Lives

The child of a Jewish mother from a union with a non-Jewish father is not a mamzer.

Court Case

Mr. Weiss refused to listen and sued Mr. Cohen in civil court.

Daf Yomi

The Daughters Are Mine, The Sons Are Mine ‘Grandchildren Are like Children’ (Yevamos 62b)

Halachic Questions

Once this took place, no Beit Din could annul its practice but for an entirely different reason. A minhag accepted by klal Yisrael becomes an obligation that must be practiced.

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