Daf Yomi

For Want Of A Miracle ‘Levi Taught: [It Is The] Liquids of the Altar’ (Pesachim 17a)

Who Pays For A Sewage Blockage?

Mr. Poupko felt that all owners, from both sides of the building, should contribute. "The sewage line serves the building in general, and is considered joint property," he reasoned.

Pandemic Parenting

Gam zeh yaavor is a beautiful Jewish wisdom. Nothing lasts forever. Not the good and not the bad. This difficult time will pass.

Covering The Challah: Why And When?

The practice of the Vilna Gaon was not to have the challah on the table at all during Kiddush (Masseh Rav 118). Why don't all Jews act similarly?

Can You Replace A Bottle In A Hotel Mini-Bar?

Rabbi Dayan said, To replace the juice from the mini-bar with a bottle from the store would be cheating the hotel.

Daf Yomi

Accepted Custom ‘We Burn at the Sixth’ (Pesachim 11b)

Daf Yomi

A Matter Of Resolve ‘The One Who Searches [For Chametz] Recites A Berachah’ (Pesachim 7a)

Can You Rely On Others To Watch An Object?

One day, the elderly Mrs. Miller returned from some errands and found that the house had been robbed. When word got back to Mrs. Rosen, she asked the Millers to pay her the value of her stolen jewelry.

Is It Proper…? Should you give money to a panhandler on the street (or...

Should you give money to a panhandler on the street (or a subways car) if you have no idea if the person really needs it or not (e.g., he may take the money to buy drugs)?

Daf Yomi

Out Of One’s Box ‘All May Enter the Heichal to Build, Repair…’ (Eruvin 105a)

Making Money Off Someone Else

Accordingly, the Gemara [Bava Basra 21a] states that a person who rented a house from a person who isn’t the owner must pay the true owner when the house is intended for rent, but not when it isn’t.

How Early Must One Eat Shabbat Lunch?

Tosafot indicates that one can fulfull the precept of shalosh seudot by eating all three meals on Shabbat day.

Is It Proper…? Should you read the Rambam’s Guide for the Perplexed if you...

Should you read the Rambam’s Guide for the Perplexed if you aren’t perplexed?

Whom Should He Pay First?

But would that be fair to the other person? Eli asked. You asked me first for payment, but he lent me first and he might ask me soon to pay him back.

Keeping The Spark Alive

As we got into the car, we made a decision. We would go to see my zaida and my bubby, whom we called Mama, a"h. I needed their brachos, I needed to receive their blessings.

May One Daven Maariv Early On Motzei Shabbat?

I have heard eyewitness reports of individuals mistakenly performing melachah immediately after the conclusion of an early Maariv - exactly the scenario about which the Maharshal was concerned.

Is It Proper…? Should a person daven a long Shemoneh Esrei if others around...

Should a person daven a long Shemoneh Esrei if others around him might consider him arrogant (or holier than thou) as a result?

Canceled Event: Must The Caterer Be Paid?

The following evening, the mohel came by. "Unfortunately, the baby is still yellow," he said. "We have to delay the bris.”

Daf Yomi

Elevated Train Tracks As An Eruv ‘Pi Tikra Reaches’ (Eruvin 94b)

Is It Proper…? Is it okay for a young man to leave his parents’...

Is it okay for a young man to leave his parents’ mesorah and join another (e.g., for a chassid to become yeshivish, for a dati le’umi/Modern Orthodox Jew to become black-hat, etc.)?

Daf Yomi

Who’s Fridge? ‘If The Owner Retains a Holding There’ (Eruvin 85b)

Is It Proper…? Is it ever appropriate for a husband to put his foot...

Is it ever appropriate for a husband to put his foot down with his wife or a wife with her husband? Or is compromise the answer no matter what the issue is?

Daf Yomi

Detached Or Unrelated ‘He Made an Asheirah Tree Into a Ladder…’ (Eruvin 78b)

If You Find $1,200…

I can post a sign about the sefer, said Moshe, but I’m hesitant about the money. It's a big city with a wide variety of people; I don't want to start getting phone calls from strange people asking me about an envelope of money.

Daf Yomi

Do Hotels Need Eruvin? ‘A Separate Contribution From Each Company’ (Eruvin 72b)

Is It Proper…?

Is it appropriate for a man to wear cologne?

Daf Yomi

Spreading The Wealth ‘Giving to Only One Poor Person’ (Eruvin 63a)

Is A Gouged Esrog Kosher?

Even if for some people the esrog is kosher, if it’s pasul for the buyer, it’s also mekach ta’us.

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