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Daf Yomi

26 Adar 5777 – March 23, 2017
Hung Out To Dry ‘A Roof With A Parapet 10 Tefachim High Is Not Included’ (Bava Basra 63b-64a)

What Requires A Pesach Certification – And What Does Not

If chametz became mixed with non-chametz on Pesach, the mixture is prohibited on Pesach even if the ratio of the permitted non‑chametz to the forbidden chametz is 1,000 to 1.

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:8)

So too a person who admits he stole part of the money claimed, or who is confronted by only one witness who testifies to the theft, remains eligible to take an oath.

Daf Yomi

19 Adar 5777 – March 17, 2017
A Matter Of Priority ‘Lands Shown By Hashem To Moses Are Subject To Tithes’ (Bava Basra 56a)

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:7)

19 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
The fact that two witnesses testify that the defendant borrowed the amount in dispute from the plaintiff does not discredit the defendant or disqualify him from taking the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.

Pesach Medication And Alcohol

The prohibition of chametz on Pesach means that chametz may not be eaten or enjoyed, may not be owned or possessed, and must be removed from one's premises.

Drunken Deal

In addition, a customer who had been negotiating to buy Mr. Weiner's house managed to convince him to sign a sales contract for significantly less than he had initially asked for.

Paying Part Of The Claim And Denying The Balance (Siman 75:6)

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
The irrevocable consequences of taking a false Modeh Bemiktztat oath of partial admission would deter him from employing such delay tactics.

Too Late

Barry brought over the motorized bike, and Saul put it away in a spare room. A month later, Barry returned. A week passed and he did not come to pick up his bike.

Daf Yomi

What Was She Thinking? ‘I Did So Only To Please My Husband’ (Bava Basra 49b)

Kitchen Sink And All: What’s Included In The Sale Of A House? (Bava Batra...

According to Jewish law and indeed any law, the best way to avoid such unpleasant situations is to be very specific in the contract of sale.

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:4)

5 Adar 5777 – March 2, 2017
For example, the defendant testifies that he repaid 180 dinarim but regarding the balance of 20 dinarim claims he does not owe it for the following reason

Sale Of Land And Acceptance Of Torah Under Duress (Bava Batra 47b)

Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.

Daf Yomi

A Tax Free Meal ‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…' (Bava Basra 43a)

Returned Check Fee

Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.

Looking For Family (Bava Batra 115a)

28 Shevat 5777 – February 23, 2017
If the deceased left no children, no descendants of his children, no father and no siblings, one looks further up the paternal family tree to see whether a grandfather survived him.

Daf Yomi

If Goats Had Wheels ‘The Goats Ate Husked Barley’ (Bava Basra 36a)

Modeh Bemiktzat Oath In The Case Of Partial Admission (Siman 75:4)

The security interest is equivalent to heilach, tendering payment of the debt, because it empowers the court to seize and sell the defendant’s land to cover the debt.

Witness Falsehood

So I can't testify without raising the issue of Mr. Gold's disqualification? asked Mr. Hyman.

Sales Agent

21 Shevat 5777 – February 16, 2017
I instructed him to sell for $125, not less. Please pay the difference, or return the bike and I will refund the $100.

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