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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.

Found Fifty

In the afternoon, he reached into his pocket to check for the money, but it was empty. "The $50 bill must have fallen out," Alex exclaimed. "It's got to be in one of the rooms I was just at."

Conversion To Judaism

Although the conversion ceremony involves more than circumcision and immersion, these are the two essential requirements, without which the conversion is ineffective.

Daf Yomi

The Decree Of 1587 “Two Kabs Of Dinars Were Given…To King Yanai” (Yevamos 61a)

The Temple Mount: Are Jews Allowed To Enter?

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

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

The Torah lists twenty-one close relatives a man may not marry.

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