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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

"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

"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!"

Old Stroller

"It is sometimes possible through hataras nedarim, nullification of vows," replied Rabbi Dayan, "but it's not simple for charity pledges.

The Perfect Representative

The kohen gadol may not enter the Temple unless his hair is cut every seven days.

Daf Yomi

Ancient Cities, Ancient Walls (Megillah 3b-4a)

Unstated Intentions

Mr. Haber called Rabbi Dayan. "We sold various household items, including my bicycle, the refrigerator and some professional tools with the expectation of being relocated," he said. "It turns out we're staying. Can I annul those sales?"

Daf Yomi

Birchas Kohanim On A Fast Day ‘Because of Intoxication…’ (Taanis 26b)

The Three Weeks And The Nine Days

A commonly employed and permissible device regarding the prohibition of wearing fresh clothes during the Nine Days is to don them for a moment or two before the Nine Days.

Who Says What?

Question: At Birkat Kohanim, who says the phrase, “Am k’doshecha ka’amur”?

Daf Yomi

A Siyum Validates It ‘Thereupon The Decrees Were Annulled’ (Ta’anis 18a)

What A View!

"You cannot restrain Ari from building a fence on his property," answered Rabbi Dayan.

A True Disciple

Question: How can one determine whether someone is a true disciple of a rav, Rebbe, or rosh yeshiva?

Cool Emergency

"I would understand if I became sick and could not finish," said Mr. Braun. "But here it was my choice to stop the work and go take care of my mother."

Roe V. Wade In Jewish Law

Question: Does halacha agree with the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade permitting women to have abortions?

The Rainmaker (Tefillat Hageshem)

The prayer of Mashiv haruach u’morid hageshem mentions God’s rainmaking powers but it is not an immediate request for rain.

Daf Yomi

A Unique Challenge ‘Tithe, You Shall Tithe…’ (Ta’anis 9a)

Daf Yomi

Pidyon Haben In The Afternoon? ‘…The First Reads Hallel Out Loud’ (Rosh Hashanah 32b)

Oh, Nuts!

"David is also entitled, since he is also learning," Moshe replied. "He'll be back in a few minutes. Anyway, I'm on a diet and didn't take one for myself, so I don't see any problem taking for him."

Festive Or Somber (Masechet Rosh Hashanah)

According to the Bach, Rosh Hashanah is referred to as moed, festival, the same term the Torah uses to describe Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.

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