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.
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?
For Appearance’s Sake ‘Shammai Did Not Follow Their Own Ruling’ (Yevamos 13b 14a)
Some seforim on a nearby bookcase toppled over and knocked the esrog out of Lev's hand. It fell to the ground and a piece broke off.
Being Overly Burdensome My Sabbaths Shall You Observe’ (Yevamos 6a)
We are told that after returning home from Ne’ilah and breaking our fast, the first activity we should engage in is building a sukkah.
A Miraculous Visual Treat ‘They Lifted It Up To Show…’ (Chagiga 26b)
Mr. Fisher contacted Rabbi Dayan. "Am I allowed to use money of ma'aser kesafim to pay the shul for an aliyah that I bought?" he asked.
In addition to Yom Kippur, there is at least one other instance when a person may fast on Shabbat – the case of a ta’anit chalom, in which a person wishes to fast to prevent an ominous dream from becoming reality.
Contrary to popular belief, the Talmud never explicitly limits the ban on footwear to leather shoes.
We must eat, sleep, work, and care for our dependants. How much time is left over after all that?
Chatzitzah And Its Applications ‘Greater Stringency Applies To Hallowed Things…’ (Chagiga 20b-21a)
Rabbi Dayan took a challah and some cooked eggs. He then called over his 15-year-old son, Aharon. "Could you please ask your friend Chaim from next door to come over and help me with the eruv tavshilin?"
A Role Reversal ‘Return, O Wayward Sons…’ (Chagigah 15a)
When the Kleins returned, however, they were dismayed to see that the renters did a poor job cleaning up after themselves.
If mourning is incompatible with Yom Tov, why is it not incompatible with Shabbat?
An Astonishing Miracle ‘Why Bring the Infants to Hakhel?’ (Chagigah 3a)
"Tony said that the code in most places in the U.S. is at least 36 inches for a residential guardrail," replied Mr. Braun. "Some make it higher, 42, or even 52 inches for high porches. What is the required height according to halacha?"
Why does Yom Tov cut short shiva and shloshim?
A Blast At A Funeral? “R. Hamnuna Came To Daramutha…” (Moed Kattan 27b)
"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."
Untimely News ‘A Mourner Is Forbidden To Wear Shoes…’ (Mo’ed Katan 20b)
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."
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.
Discretion ‘Vendors Of Fruits And Clothing…May Sell In Private’ (Mo’ed Katan 13b)