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Burst Pipe

22 Tevet 5777 – January 19, 2017
Mr. Lewis quickly called the owner above, Mr. Wasser, but the phone was busy. He ran upstairs and knocked on the door.

The Laws Of Debt Collection (Bava Metzia 113a)

When it comes to the payment of debts, halacha, like other systems of law, struggles with two competing concerns.

Tenant Broker

15 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
When the landlord deposited Shalom's final rent check, it was refused for insufficient funds. He asked Shalom to make good on the rent.

Daf Yomi

For Lack Of Funds ‘Merchants in Sura Are Not in Violation of…’ (Bava Metzia 111a)

Daf Yomi

8 Tevet 5777 – January 5, 2017
Must Investments Be Invested? ‘The Parts of the Iska Are Interdependent’ (Bava Metzia 105a)

Slavery, Independence, And Work Ethics (Bava Metzia 76b)

The freedom to quit a job in the middle, like the exercise of all freedom, may need to be restrained to the extent that it hurts innocent people.

Daf Yomi

1 Tevet 5777 – December 29, 2016
A Public Servant ‘You, Our Master, Are On Loan To Us…’ (Bava Metzia 97a)

Eviction Of Tenants And The Portability Of Mezuzot (Bava Metzia 101b)

The length of the advance eviction notice required by the halacha depends on the season in which the eviction occurs and the location of the premises.

The Flame Of Chanukah

Yossi settled down with some chocolate coins to study for a test on hilchos Chanukah. Suddenly, there seemed to be a commotion in the street.

Incinerated Coupons

24 Kislev 5777 – December 23, 2016
When the two returned late that night, Dov took the coupon collection and threw it down the incinerator.

The Heter Iska (Bava Metzia 104b)

The loan portion of the capital is not at risk because, under the terms of the heter iska, Mamon will get it back whether the business prospers or fails.

Daf Yomi

23 Kislev 5777 – December 22, 2016
His Father Gave The Ring ‘What About A Worker Toasting The Produce And Eating?’ (Bava Metzia 89a)

Accomplice To Evil

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
It would be hard for you to deny your knowledge of where this human cargo was headed, as the air was heavy with the smell of burning flesh. But you never killed anyone.

Daf Yomi

Law And Order ‘R. Elazar b. R. Shimon Would Apprehend Thieves …’ (Bava Metzia 83b)

Jelly Jars

Suddenly, she heard the clatter of shattering glass. Mrs. Friedman quickly turned around and saw Malka swiping at the jars of jelly.

Laws Prohibiting The Charging Of Interest (Bava Metzia 63b)

Ribbit is defined in the Talmud as agar natar, which means any compensation, whether in money or in kind, a Jew receives from a fellow Jew for having to wait for payment.

Sticks And Stones (Bava Metzia 59b)

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
In thirty-six different places the Torah warns us to be kind to people who have converted to Judaism.

Daf Yomi

Indeed, He Honored His Father ‘They Were Hired To Irrigate, But The River Dried Up’ (Bava Metzia 76b-77a)

Old Receipts

Throughout the summer, Sara would keep the receipts of her expenses in a pencil case and submit them at the end of each week for cash reimbursement.

Stop the Prayers!

5 Kislev 5777 – December 5, 2016
Having trouble understanding what decorum should be in shul? Go watch (from without) services at the local church or Reform temple, where you can see how actual respect for a sanctuary is manifested.

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