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Daf Yomi

Who’s The Boss? ‘One Hired A Laborer To Assist Him In Yayin Nesech’ (Avodah Zarah 62a)

Caught In A Lie (Siman 79:1)

By denying the existence of the loan, the debtor, by implication, also admits that he did not repay it.

Borrowed Costume

"My son dressed up as a lion last year," exclaimed Mrs. Kahn. "We bought this great costume. It was so realistic!"

Pesach Medication And Alcohol

May a person who wants to eat chametz that everybody else finds inedible do so?

Daf Yomi

Our Turn ‘A Gentile Nullifies His Idolatrous Relic’ (Avodah Zarah 52b)

For One Or All?

Yaakov looked at the will again. "Why do you say that?" he asked. "The will does not say to give $10,000 to each grandchild. It says that $10,000 is granted to the grandchildren as a group. Divide the sum among you!"

Daf Yomi

An Idolatrous Eruv ‘Wood From An Asheirah Tree’ (Avodah Zarah 49b)

Food In The City Bishul Akum (Avodah Zarah, 35b, 38a)

The prohibition of bishul akum does not cover foods which have been prepared for eating by a process of salting or pickling rather than cooking and neither does it apply to smoked foods.

Kosher Cheese And Milk (Avodah Zarah 29b)

Yet, notwithstanding all of these arguments, cheese manufactured by non-Jews remains prohibited today by the halacha. Why?

‘I’m Quitting!’

A week went by. Aryeh began finding the work lonely. "The work is lonely now that the other worker is not here," he told Mr. Farber. "I don't know if I can continue."

Daf Yomi

When Is Chalav Akum Allowed? ‘When Milked By A Gentile…’ (Avodah Zarah 39b)

A Lost Promissory Note Could Mean A Lost Case (Siman 78:7)

The borrower claimed he repaid the debt and took back the promissory note from the lender and then lost it.

Yes, There’s A Presumption That Loans Are Not Prepaid, But Here’s A Receipt To...

The heirs in the present situation are permitted to bring witnesses who testify to the fact that they saw the debtor repay the loan, before the maturity date, when he was still live.

Mixed Drinks And Mixed Marriages (Avodah Zarah 29b)

According to Tosafot, the rabbis were concerned that if one would be allowed to benefit from non-Jewish wine at all, it might lead to participation in these idolatrous practices.

Daf Yomi

An Essential Agent ‘Set In The Skin Of The Rennet Of Nevelah’ (Avoda Zara 35a)

‘Deny!’

Usually the parties reach a settlement agreement in the end or the dayanim rule a compromise.

Idolatry Or Not? (Avodah Zarah 2a)

The Rambam describes the history of idolatry as beginning with the adulation of God’s creation and culminating in the erection of monuments to celebrate the heavenly hosts.

Shaliach Mitzvah Money

Mr. Berger called home to see if he left his wallet there by mistake. "I'll check right away," said his wife. She called back two minutes later that the wallet was on his desk.

Daf Yomi

Exchanging Land? ‘Nor Shall You Show Them Favor’ (Avodah Zarah 20a)

Why Does The Mechaber Repeat Himself? (Siman 78:5)

Any defendant who denies a claim in its entirety must take the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.

The Grass Is Greener: Litigating in Non-Jewish Courts

What happens if a Diaspora Jew refuses to appear before a Jewish court of law or refuses to honor its judgment?

Daf Yomi

To Have Or To Hold ‘Renting Is Not Owning’ (Avodah Zara 15a)

You Must Believe Me That I Repaid You Earlier Today Because I Could Have...

Such a defense can only be raised at the end of the day because it is based on a migo. The migo is that if the borrower were lying, he could have come up with a better defense.

Intended Gift

"It won't be easy to buy another one," said Mrs. Lieber. "It was an odd sale item I found in an antique store. It's not right to give away what I got special for them."

Handing It Over

Someone dialed the police. It was too late, though. The thief had already fled the hall and disappeared into the street.

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