Daf Yomi

Soul Food ‘It Comes to Include a Fragrance’ (Niddah 52a)

Is It Proper…? Is the desire to be more machmir than one’s father good,...

Is the desire to be more machmir than one’s father good, bad, or neutral?

Daf Yomi

You Can’t Have It Both Ways ‘A Minor Who Reaches Maturity’ (Niddah 46a)

Making Money Off Returning An Item

"What a waste that I bought the bookcases last week!" he exclaimed. "I could have ordered them now for almost half the price and saved myself $800!"

Is It Proper…? How important is it to be informed about political and world...

How important is it to be informed about political and world affairs? Or is it important? Should the average frum Jew read the newspaper (or a news website) every day?

‘But We Didn’t Order A Kiddush!’

On Shabbos morning, Moshe decided to serve the kiddush food since it would mostly go to waste otherwise.

Daf Yomi

Rebirth Of Sorts ‘Immersing Impure, Emerging Pure’ (Niddah 42a)

Is It Proper…? Is it appropriate for men and women to call each other...

Is it appropriate for men and women to call each other by their first names at work?

Who Pays For The Ambulance?

If a person incurred expenses on his own initiative to save someone's life, he can ask to be compensated

Mourner’s Kaddish: Should We Be Saying It So Often?

Prior to the 18th century, no one said Kaddish after Mizmor Shir for the simple reason that that psalm wasn’t recited at all!

Daf Yomi

The Great Switch ‘These Are The Sons Of Leah’ (Niddah 32)

Is It Proper…? Is Observing Thanksgiving in Some Manner Praiseworthy or Wrong?

Is observing Thanksgiving in some manner praiseworthy or wrong (or neither)?

The Missing Daled

It’s prohibited to destroy even part of G-d's sacred name. Thus, one cannot usually cut between the letters of G-d's name in a siddur or Chumash.

Daf Yomi

Missing In Translation ‘A Shesua Is A Creature…’ (Niddah 24a)

Daf Yomi

A Shabbos Treat ‘Snow Is Neither Food Nor Drink’ (Niddah 17a)

A Canceled Vacation – Who Pays?

Sara felt bad but thought her friend should compensate her for at least some of the money.

Daf Yomi

Somewhat Lacking ‘A Deaf Woman, An Imbecile…’ (Niddah 13b)

Daf Yomi

Location, Location! ‘Uncleanness Is Determined by the Time the Body Is Found’ (Niddah 4)

Daf Yomi

Spared Possible Punishments ‘Those Who Are New To The Ketores’ (Tamid 32b-33a)

Daf Yomi

Guarding The Temple – Even Today ‘Kohanim Stationed in Three Places’ (Tamid 25b)

Why Do So Many People Not Sleep In A Sukkah?

Ashkenazic society for over 700 years has considered sleeping in the sukkah to be a chumrah, not a requirement.

Making Money On Yom Tov

"Mrs. Stern plans to work on Yom Tov," Mrs. Alter said to her husband afterwards. "I tried to dissuade her, but she didn't pick up on it. Are we allowed to process the billing and keep our percentage?"

Too Close For Comfort

"I asked Rabbi Dayan and he said I shouldn't seat you near Mr. Fine," explained the gabbai. Mr. Gold approached Rabbi Dayan and asked him the reasoning behind his directive.

Daf Yomi

Kishka – Stuffed Derma ‘Intestines Are Not Meat’ (Me’ilah 20b)

What Time Should Rosh Hashanah Services Conclude?

The Vilna Gaon felt that the proscription against fasting until chatzot on Yom Tov also applies on Rosh Hashanah.

Daf Yomi

A Transfusion, An Element Of Life “Blood-Let Of A Sanctified Animal…” (Me’ilah 12)

Two-Tier Advertising Prices

"Charging a price significantly different from the norm is a violation of ona'ah," explained Rabbi Dayan.

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