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Daf Yomi

24 Adar I 5776 – March 3, 2016
Excluding The Excluded ‘You Are Permitted To Any Man But My Father…’ (Gittin 85a)

Machatzis Hashekel (Half-Shekel)

"The value of silver, in comparison to other items, has dropped precipitously in the past few centuries," replied Rabbi Dayan.

Electrical Short

17 Adar I 5776 – February 25, 2016
Mr. Braun notified the landlord. "We'll cover the air-conditioning repair," the landlord said. "That's included in house repairs."

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Deliberate Humiliation ‘Take Care of My Father’ (Gittin 75b)

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Viewing Competency “A Deaf Person Able to Speak” (Gittin 71a)

Shady Witness

"Do you have witnesses who can support this allegation?" asked Rabbi Dayan.

The Rights of Widows and Daughters against the Estate (Gittin 51)

The father does not need to worry about his daughters when they marry because the family bank of the husband’s family unit will support them.

Shifting The Oath (Gittin 51a)

3 Adar I 5776 – February 11, 2016
If the general rule is hamotzi machavero alav harayah, why do we not apply it to the $50,000 the defendant denies?

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Completing An Assignment ‘A Get May Be Written And Given Even 100 Times’ (Gittin 63b)

Overstated

"Mr. Stein is believed that he repaid," answered Rabbi Dayan, "since the loan document is invalid."

Needed: A Remorseless Judaism

Judaism's about bold ideas & actions. Its goal isn't finding the truth but honestly searching for it

Milk and Meat: The Dangerous Mixture

28 Shevat 5776 – February 7, 2016
One is also obligated to destroy a mixture of meat & milk even if there's no intention to consume it

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In The Aftermath Of The Betar Massacre ‘Forty Se’ah Of Tefillin Casings Were Found…’ (Gittin 57b-58a)

Vows, Oaths, And Their Annulment (Gittin 35b)

The philosophical explanation may be that the Torah itself sometimes tells us which mitzvah is more important in God’s eyes.

Signed And Sealed

"What are you talking about?" asked Moshe. "I wasn't aware that the kesubah entailed payment of such sums."

Halacha as the Art of Playing Chess

22 Shevat 5776 – January 31, 2016
Chess reminds one of Talmudic halachic debate with its "deliberate" tendency to make life harder

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Splitting Grains? ‘Mixed Untithed Produce’ (Gittin 47b)

The Buck Stops Here (Gittin 27)

“But what do you want from me?” argues Shlomo One. “I acted responsibly. I gave the Porsche to a shomer sachar who has an even greater duty of care toward you than I do.”

Set Aside

"I understand you point of view," said the brother, "but if seems wrong to me. I'd like to consult Rabbi Dayan on this."

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Futures ‘A Matter As Of Yet Non-Existent’ (Gittin 42b)

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