I don't know whether I can use ma'aser money to purchase a mitzvah, said Aharon.
When Yom Tov begins on Wednesday night, the eruv tavshilin ceremony is performed on Wednesday and when Yom Tov begins on Thursday night it is performed on Thursday, in each case by the head of the household.
How do we know the pledge was in error, though? asked the gabbai. Perhaps Mr. Hoffman intended to donate $10,000 regardless!
As if to emphasize the point, the Torah uses the phrase “be’etzem hayom hazeh” – “on this very day” – both in connection with fasting on Yom Kippur and with brit milah.
One’s Life Partner ‘The Only Poor In Israel Is The Subtly Wicked’ (Sanhedrin 76a)
If, however, both borrowers have assets, all the laws of a guarantor apply and the lender may not collect the entire loan from the guarantor but must collect half from borrower.
Withholding The Rod ‘A Rebellious Son Never Existed And Never Will’ (Sanhedrin 71a)
He should have anticipated that the plaintiffs themselves might later forget who gave what.
When the employer stipulates clearly that the work must be done by a certain time, failure to complete it on time is a breach of contract, replied Rabbi Dayan.
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)