The lives of Jews in Mitzrayim were defined by misery and suffering. They had no rights. They had no life.
The plaintiff is entitled to the entire maneh without having to swear.
A person cannot be forced to receive something against his will, replied Rabbi Dayan. Therefore, the recipient has the 'upper hand' and can choose either to uphold the gift retroactively or to refuse it.
The burden of proof required in dinei nefashot, capital cases, is heavier than the burden of proof required dinei mamonot, monetary cases.
In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there ARE Shabbatot in different realms.
As early morning phone calls go this was probably one of the least welcome ones to hear five days before our daughter’s wedding.
Now he was putting his faith only in Hashem and that he knew Hashem could help him.
The rav found the exchange humorous and happily shared it with my husband, who subsequently told it over to me.
This nameless man, born in scandal to a Jewish mother and Egyptian father not a member of any tribe, brought his claim to Moses who ruled against him. He was Jewish, but he had no place in camp or the world
Granting that bodies and souls are sometimes mismatched, are we comfortable saying in absolute terms that sheker hachein v’hevel hayofi (grace is falsehood and beauty is meaningless)? Are bodies and souls assigned to one another at random?
A slave must fulfill his master's command without cutting any corners.
When we improve our shemiras Shabbos, we are taking steps to bring redemption and Moshiach closer.
In this case, if the defendant had wanted to lie, he could have – instead of admitting he snatched it and explaining that it was stolen from him – simply denied that he snatched it altogether.
Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.
At First Glance ‘While You Were Feasting On The Dates Of Babylon…’ (Baba Basra 107b)
Question: Are women supposed to count Sefirat HaOmer? S. Feldman
We are in Eretz Yisrael before the building of the Beis Hamikdash. Why are we repeating the same mistake three thousand years later?
The contractor warned me that the local safety code requires a barrier around the pool. He's supposed to come in two weeks to install it.