He deeply appreciated it but said to his wife that borrowing dollars and returning shekels might be a violation of the laws of ribbis.
Torah was given amidst smoke and fire to teach us that forever we must keep the passion, the flame burning within alive.
Chapter And Verse? ‘Has The Time For Slaughter Arrived?’ (Yoma 28a)
Should a person who desperately wants to make aliyah do so even if his or her parents object?
Of Kings And Scholars ‘He Forgave the Honor Due Him’ (Yoma 22b)
I’m not sure if you should ask for it back, but if you do, I wonder if halachically you would be believed that it’s yours, Mr. Schnall replied.
When visiting a shiva house, is it appropriate to repeat divrei Torah that seek to explain tragedy or death?
Since the computer desk and eating table are different items, one of you should set a price on either one, separately, and the other can buy or sell at that price.
Which Way? ‘All One’s Turns Shall Be To The Right’ (Yoma 15b)
Should one take sides in a family fight? If yes, under what circumstances?
A person who doesn’t uphold his verbal commitments is termed untrustworthy – ‘mechusar amana’ – and the Sages are not pleased with him.
Removing Mezuzos When The Lease Is Up ‘For Therein Was A Residence For The High Priest’ (Yoma 10a)
Some people insist that Hebrew and Lashon HaKodesh are two different languages. Is the assertion correct and is the motivation behind making this assertion commendable?
Giving Tzedakah At Night ‘Rabbi Chinena’s Mitzvah Performance’ (Shekalim 22a)
Is it appropriate to discuss politics at the Shabbos table?
A Cake Walk ‘Through It the Water Trickled Out’ (Shekalim 17a)
Is being on time a Jewish value?
Pristine Exemplar ‘Let Him Fill His Mouth With Water’ (Shekalim 9a)
Chametz this year has to be sold on Friday since Chazal prohibited transactions on Shabbos, and some say that you can’t even sell on Friday with the stipulation that the sale take effect on Shabbos.
Rabbeinu Tam has an ingenious solution for how to have Seudah Shlishit on Erev Pesach: eat matzah ashirah [egg matzah].
Is it appropriate to introduce “gimmicks” at the Seder (like 10 toys for the 10 makos) in an effort to make it more fun for children? Or should the Seder be more dignified and formal?
In Our Days ‘We Do Not Seize a Surety From Children’ (Shekalim 3b)
Although yearly statements may show gains, there is no obligation to give maaser until shares are redeemed.
The Shulchan Aruch does not even mention the opinion of the Rif and Rambam and states explicitly that the requirement of guarding applies only to the matzah used for the Seder.
Is listening to rap or heavy metal music appropriate?
A Case Of Mistaken Identity ‘And Two Cooked Foods’ (Pesachim 114a)
The Gemara [Bava Metzia 117a] discusses a tenant who washes his hand with the water that leaks on a tenant below him.
In looking up a pasuk online, the first result one gets is usually the King James translation or another Christian translation. Can one use this translation if the pasuk isn’t Isaiah 53:5 or something similar?
An Expression Unique In Shas ‘I Am Neither Wise…’ (Pesachim 105b)
We are a nation of miracles. We have traveled through the four corners of this earth. We have gone through every type of persecution. We were told that we would be vanquished, thrown into the sea.