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Modeh Bemiktzat Oath In The Case Of Partial Admission (Siman 75:4)

The security interest is equivalent to heilach, tendering payment of the debt, because it empowers the court to seize and sell the defendant’s land to cover the debt.

Witness Falsehood

So I can't testify without raising the issue of Mr. Gold's disqualification? asked Mr. Hyman.

A Nudge From Hashem

There are 613 commandments in the Torah. Why does Mishpatim, the first law code, begin where it does, concerned with slavery and freedom?

Miracle In A Jerusalem Cab

We were not familiar with the process of wiring money to Israel when I got engaged, so I was just waiting for the money to come by mail.

What Should Be The Main Goal Of Jewish Education?

I have fond memories of my trips to Israel with my eighth grade classes for over twenty-five years.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Mishpatim: Can an Angel Be Wrong?

Towards the end of this week’s parsha, God speaks about a malach that he will send in front of the Jewish people but it is not clear what He is referring to. We will consider one understanding

Mishpatim: Female Servitude…Wait, WHAT?

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman shows us that the Torah argues that to create a better society, we must be proactive about addressing social and economic inequality.

Parashat Yitro: Racism and the Wisdom of a Gentile

Yitro's suggested solution to Moshe's workload is basically a simple one and does not require any extensive judicial knowledge. So why did Moshe, who possessed great wisdom, not think of this himself?

A Family Torn Asunder

From the archives of Rebbetzin Jungreis (ZT"L), the conclusion to the story of a family torn apart by an obstinate brother.

Parshas Yisro

Shabbat is in time what the Beit HaMikdash is in space.

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XII)

Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

The Astonishing Potential Of Man

Hashem custom-designed this world and our current existence specifically so that we can grow.

Sales Agent

I instructed him to sell for $125, not less. Please pay the difference, or return the bike and I will refund the $100.

Daf Yomi

Within His Grasp ‘Title…Is Established In Three Years’ (Bava Basra 28a)

Hashiva Shoftenu K’varishona

There are great accolades and rewards promised for one who judges honestly.

The Cycle Of Life Continues

As it turned out, despite recovering sufficiently and hopeful of having more children, I never did.

This Is My Place; I Bought It From Him

What happens if the occupier claims he purchased the house from a third party?

The Universality Of Wisdom

In parshat Yitro, Israel receives its first system of governance: a hierarchical structure of authority with Moses at the top. Why did this important development come, as it were, from outside?

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:3) – Whether Litigants Must Specify Their Claims

If the creditor responds to this unsolicited admission by thanking the debtor for reminding him of the debt, the finder is still absolved from taking an oath.

AlephBeta: Yitro: The Marriage of God and Israel

Parshat Yitro contains the most important piece in the narrative of the Jewish people, the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, when the nation and God are 'married.

Becoming

I open my bible as a potential convert; open to the possibility of learning what will allow me to continue to become more. I begin my prayers in a state of repentance, ready to climb mountains.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Yitro: Good Failures and Bad Failures

No one is surprised that the Torah wasn’t given immediately after the Jews left Egypt, even though it was the first logical time for such an event to happen. But why not earlier or later on the trek?

A Parent’s Anguish

Hashem blessed us with 8 children – 6 boys /2 girls. Baruch Hashem, all our children found good shiduchim and we saw them all under the chuppah. But very soon everything fell apart with one of them.
A Helping Hand

Concern For One Another

This amount, when placed into perspective in relation to the entire number of those that were in the desert, represented only one percent of the entire community.

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