Eternal And Immutable ‘Only Those Enumerated By The Sages’ (Chullin 54a)
"But I need it now," Mr. Schwartz replied. "It's my shovel. I'm happy to lend it, but not when I need it!"
Many people say that a particular behavior is “not Shabbosdig” or “not ehrlich” or “pas nisht.” How does one define these (and similar) terms? Are they purely subjective in nature? Or is there some sort of objective definition?
A Halachic Referral ‘It [the Lung] Erupted in Blisters’ (Chullin 48a)
"That's all?" asked Chaim. "A car service to the airport costs about $60. The cheapest a person can get is $40."
There is no denying that preferring sheitels is incongruous with the fact that frum Jews nowadays are much more likely to avoid leniencies and workarounds than they once were.
Rabbi Fishel Jacobs of Kfar Chabad in Israel believes the Jewish world is experiencing a “family purity revolution.” He should know. Since 1998, Rabbi...
How can a Jew in a hotel, or someone visiting a patient in a hospital, know if the Shabbat elevator is kosher?
This week we asked: Leaving aside any halachic considerations that may be involved, is it a Jewish value to have a large family?
Incubator Chicks 'These Are The Living Things You May Eat' (Chullin 42a)
Halachic authorities immediately spoke out against cremation when cremation facilities were first opened across Europe in the late 19th century. Indeed, they even opposed interning the ashes of a cremated body.
Even if we assume a rabbi has truly repented, should he necessarily be reinstated to his prior position?
A Gentile’s ‘Kashrus Certificate’ ‘We Do Not Give Innards to a Gentile’ (Chullin 33a)
Yitzi, when entrusting his ball with Eli, took a known risk upon himself. Therefore, Eli is not liable...
The Siren’s Wail ‘If a Festival Falls on Erev Shabbos…’ (Chullin 26)
"How do we resolve the apparent contradiction between these two rulings?" asked Mr. Schwartz.
This week we asked: Should a G-d-fearing Jew have the Internet at home?
Meat From Heaven? 'Only Young Ones Are Acceptable…' (Chulin 22a-b)
"If we share the wall, that means half is mine and half is yours," said Mr. Hauser. "At most, you can prop the beams on your half of the wall, but not on my half!"
Aiding Or Abetting? 'Due To Suspicion, We Check' (Chullin 12a, Rashi)
Chaim had no right to let you use my room. If you continue sleeping in it, you'll have to pay me $50 a night, like a hotel.
Is it appropriate to eat kosher imitation bacon, crab, or any other such food?
A 'Heated' Discussion 'The Place of Shechita Is Hot' (Chulin 8b)
Customs regarding sitting or standing for Kiddush and Havdalah have clearly been very much in flux for the last several centuries.
Away From Home: Chanukah Candle-Lighting for Singles, Students, Travelers, Passengers, Soldiers, and the Homeless
The poskim disagree about whether the obligation to light Chanuka candles is limited to the home.