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.
So I can't testify without raising the issue of Mr. Gold's disqualification? asked Mr. Hyman.
There are 613 commandments in the Torah. Why does Mishpatim, the first law code, begin where it does, concerned with slavery and freedom?
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.
I have fond memories of my trips to Israel with my eighth grade classes for over twenty-five years.
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
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.
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?
From the archives of Rebbetzin Jungreis (ZT"L), the conclusion to the story of a family torn apart by an obstinate brother.
Shabbat is in time what the Beit HaMikdash is in space.
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
Hashem custom-designed this world and our current existence specifically so that we can grow.
I instructed him to sell for $125, not less. Please pay the difference, or return the bike and I will refund the $100.
Within His Grasp ‘Title…Is Established In Three Years’ (Bava Basra 28a)
There are great accolades and rewards promised for one who judges honestly.
As it turned out, despite recovering sufficiently and hopeful of having more children, I never did.
What happens if the occupier claims he purchased the house from a third party?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.