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Ma’aser Kesafim Esrog

I don't know whether I can use ma'aser money to purchase a mitzvah, said Aharon.

Eruv Tavshilin

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.

Meeting The Goal

How do we know the pledge was in error, though? asked the gabbai. Perhaps Mr. Hoffman intended to donate $10,000 regardless!

When Yom Kippur Is On Shabbat

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.

Daf Yomi

One’s Life Partner ‘The Only Poor In Israel Is The Subtly Wicked’ (Sanhedrin 76a)

Co-borrowers Are Guarantors For Each Other (Siman 77)

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.

Daf Yomi

Withholding The Rod ‘A Rebellious Son Never Existed And Never Will’ (Sanhedrin 71a)

The Case Of The Forgetful But Honest Borrower (Siman 76:3)

He should have anticipated that the plaintiffs themselves might later forget who gave what.

Unaltered Dress

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.

Two Days Rosh Hashanah, Eruvin, And Eggs

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.

Daf Yomi

Start Of The Yeshiva Semester ‘Today Is Propitious…’ (Sanhedrin 65b – 66a)

The Borrower Who Has To Repay A Loan Twice Even Though He Only Borrowed...

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.

Selichot

Today, few people fast during the Days of Selichot, but the custom is to rise early to recite Selichot.

Shoplifter

The store was a rather expensive one. Furthermore, the mark-up in the clothing industry is usually about 100 percent.

Daf Yomi

Global Shabbos – Everywhere Simultaneously Departing After Shabbos, Arriving On Shabbos (Sanhedrin 58b)

Jewish Criminal Law And The Accused

From the violator’s perspective, the prospect of death at the Hand of God may seem as dim as a cloudy star.

Lost In The Rescue

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?

Prime Time Prayer

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

Two Lenders Each Claim A Borrower Owes Him The Larger Amount – Shulchan Aruch,...

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.

Daf Yomi

A Future Investment ‘ A Halacha For The Days Of Moshiach’ (Sanhedrin 51b)

Daf Yomi

A Wedding Dance ‘ It Should Be Said While Standing…’ (Sanhedrin 42a)

Two Lenders Each Claim A Borrower Owes Him The Larger Amount – Siman 76:1...

Before receiving two hundred dinarim, each lender must swear that he was the one who lent two hundred dinarim.

See Nothing, Say Nothing (Witnesses In Monetary Cases)

By stifling your testimony, you deny the litigant this evidentiary benefit.

When A Borrower Must Repay A Loan Twice (Siman 76:1)

The halacha is that first C must repay the two hundred dinarim that are not in dispute.

Daf Yomi

D’tzach, Adash, B’Achav ‘Everyone Is Qualified To Judge’ (Sanhedrin 36b)

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