The reason one witness supporting the defendant excuses him from taking the Modeh Bemiktzat oath of partial admission is based on the same logic that obliges him to take the oath when one witness testifies against him.
The court will ask Shimon: Why did you stand silently by for three years? Why did you not challenge Reuven or at least lodge an objection in the presence of two witnesses?
Even if the litigant is sophisticated in matters of Jewish business law, he still must specify his pleadings.
According to Rabbi Yosi, as long as one remains within the confines of one’s own property and one does not actively damage one’s neighbor’s property, one has the right to act as one wishes.
Sanctity In The Margins ‘Its Length Shall Equal Its Circumference’ (Bava Basra 14a)
There is nothing illegal about looking at other people just as there is nothing illegal with talking about other people.
A Fundraisers Reward ‘Those Who Persuade Others To Give Charity Are Greater’ (Bava Basra 9a)
I'm not an expert in the laws of ribbis, replied Mr. Rubin, but we can check with Rabbi Dayan.
No Trespass ‘Two Gardens: One Above The Other…’ (Bava Metzia 118b)
Mr. Lewis quickly called the owner above, Mr. Wasser, but the phone was busy. He ran upstairs and knocked on the door.
When it comes to the payment of debts, halacha, like other systems of law, struggles with two competing concerns.
When the landlord deposited Shalom's final rent check, it was refused for insufficient funds. He asked Shalom to make good on the rent.
For Lack Of Funds ‘Merchants in Sura Are Not in Violation of…’ (Bava Metzia 111a)
Must Investments Be Invested? ‘The Parts of the Iska Are Interdependent’ (Bava Metzia 105a)
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.
A Public Servant ‘You, Our Master, Are On Loan To Us…’ (Bava Metzia 97a)
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.
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.
When the two returned late that night, Dov took the coupon collection and threw it down the incinerator.
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.