On the night immediately following the 29th day of Elul and on the 30th day of Elul itself, people hedged their bets. They ceased work, went to the synagogue, recited the Rosh Hashanah prayers and blew the shofar, all in a tentative state of mind.
Start Of The Yeshiva Semester ‘Today Is Propitious…’ (Sanhedrin 65b – 66a)
There was no basis for him to assume that the two plaintiffs trusted each other and that one of them would not claim the repayment of a loan he never lent.
Today, few people fast during the Days of Selichot, but the custom is to rise early to recite Selichot.
The store was a rather expensive one. Furthermore, the mark-up in the clothing industry is usually about 100 percent.
Global Shabbos – Everywhere Simultaneously Departing After Shabbos, Arriving On Shabbos (Sanhedrin 58b)
From the violator’s perspective, the prospect of death at the Hand of God may seem as dim as a cloudy star.
I jumped into the water to save someone's life and my cell phone got ruined, he said. Is the man liable for the ruined phone?
On that Yom Kippur, the shattered pieces of God’s faith in the Jews were restored and the twin tablets of their eternal relationship renewed
They did not want the borrower to assume they trusted each other. Their purpose in telling him who lent what was so the borrower should take note of it.
A Future Investment ‘ A Halacha For The Days Of Moshiach’ (Sanhedrin 51b)
A Wedding Dance ‘ It Should Be Said While Standing…’ (Sanhedrin 42a)
Before receiving two hundred dinarim, each lender must swear that he was the one who lent two hundred dinarim.
By stifling your testimony, you deny the litigant this evidentiary benefit.
The halacha is that first C must repay the two hundred dinarim that are not in dispute.
D’tzach, Adash, B’Achav ‘Everyone Is Qualified To Judge’ (Sanhedrin 36b)
If the plaintiff lives in Chicago and the defendant lives in New York, the plaintiff may not summon the defendant to the bet din in Chicago but only to the bet din in New York.
The two decided to approach Rabbi Dayan. Mr. Weil damaged my car, said Mr. Braun. I'd like to have it repaired at a dealer-authorized body shop, but he has a cheaper estimate. Is he liable for the full cost?
Cases involving fines and punitive damages, kenas, required a court of three judges ordained with authentic semicha.
This will render any note the plaintiff may subsequently produce null and void...
Such a document is legally binding, said Mr. Cohen, but I'm not sure that it's halachically binding.
A Parrot Or A Lie Detector? ‘We Admonish The Witnesses’ (Sanhedrin 29a)
Many contemporary Jews living outside of Israel might treat a summons from the bet din, the Jewish court of law in the Diaspora, like a letter that can be ignored.
When Nosson returned, Gabi said to him: Avi came by for the $100 that you owe him. I paid him for you, so you can give me the $100.
Maintaining A Library ‘He Shall Write A Sefer Torah’ (Sanhedrin 21b)