Who’s The Boss? ‘One Hired A Laborer To Assist Him In Yayin Nesech’ (Avodah Zarah 62a)
By denying the existence of the loan, the debtor, by implication, also admits that he did not repay it.
"My son dressed up as a lion last year," exclaimed Mrs. Kahn. "We bought this great costume. It was so realistic!"
May a person who wants to eat chametz that everybody else finds inedible do so?
Our Turn ‘A Gentile Nullifies His Idolatrous Relic’ (Avodah Zarah 52b)
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!"
An Idolatrous Eruv ‘Wood From An Asheirah Tree’ (Avodah Zarah 49b)
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.
Yet, notwithstanding all of these arguments, cheese manufactured by non-Jews remains prohibited today by the halacha. Why?
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."
When Is Chalav Akum Allowed? ‘When Milked By A Gentile…’ (Avodah Zarah 39b)
The borrower claimed he repaid the debt and took back the promissory note from the lender and then lost it.
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.
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.
An Essential Agent ‘Set In The Skin Of The Rennet Of Nevelah’ (Avoda Zara 35a)
Usually the parties reach a settlement agreement in the end or the dayanim rule a compromise.
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.
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.
Exchanging Land? ‘Nor Shall You Show Them Favor’ (Avodah Zarah 20a)
Any defendant who denies a claim in its entirety must take the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.
What happens if a Diaspora Jew refuses to appear before a Jewish court of law or refuses to honor its judgment?
To Have Or To Hold ‘Renting Is Not Owning’ (Avodah Zara 15a)
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.
"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."
Someone dialed the police. It was too late, though. The thief had already fled the hall and disappeared into the street.