The Gender Factor ‘Where There Is Loss Of Work… Three Are Called To The Torah’ (Megillah 22b)
To properly fulfill the mitzvah of listening to the megillah, each word must be heard.
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."
"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."
Hallel On Purim? “Its Reading Is Its Praise” (Megillah 14a)
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.
"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!"
The Investment Of Sanctity (Megillah 10a)
"It is sometimes possible through hataras nedarim, nullification of vows," replied Rabbi Dayan, "but it's not simple for charity pledges.
The kohen gadol may not enter the Temple unless his hair is cut every seven days.
Ancient Cities, Ancient Walls (Megillah 3b-4a)
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?"
Birchas Kohanim On A Fast Day ‘Because of Intoxication…’ (Taanis 26b)
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.
Question: At Birkat Kohanim, who says the phrase, “Am k’doshecha ka’amur”?
A Siyum Validates It ‘Thereupon The Decrees Were Annulled’ (Ta’anis 18a)
"You cannot restrain Ari from building a fence on his property," answered Rabbi Dayan.
Question: How can one determine whether someone is a true disciple of a rav, Rebbe, or rosh yeshiva?
"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."
Question: Does halacha agree with the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade permitting women to have abortions?
The prayer of Mashiv haruach u’morid hageshem mentions God’s rainmaking powers but it is not an immediate request for rain.
A Unique Challenge ‘Tithe, You Shall Tithe…’ (Ta’anis 9a)
Pidyon Haben In The Afternoon? ‘…The First Reads Hallel Out Loud’ (Rosh Hashanah 32b)
"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."
According to the Bach, Rosh Hashanah is referred to as moed, festival, the same term the Torah uses to describe Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.