Humiliation with Words – Bava Kamma 91

The Gemora stated: If someone spat at his friend and the spittle hit him, or he removed the hair covering of a woman or...

Minhagim of Birchas Hachama

Note that our halacha posts are generally found in our Halachic Corner section. However, due to the attention being paid to Birchas Hachama, we...

Time to Say Birchas Hachama; What if it’s Cloudy?

1. Lechatchila, the bracha of Birchas Hachamah should be said as early as possible after netz hachama (sunrise in NYC will be 6:28 a.m.)...

Parshas Tzav: Pure Confusion

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky As the laws of the korbonos (sacrifices) progress through the ensuing week's Torah portions, we find more and more complex issues...

Hekdesh and a Lien – Bava Kamma 90

Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary http://www.daf-yomi.org Hekdesh vs. Lien The Gemora cited Rava’s statement, that a lien can be broken by three mechanisms: hekdesh...

Paying for Humiliation – Bava Kamma 86

  Rav Abba bar Mammal inquired: What would be the halachah if someone insulted someone while he (the victim) was sleeping, and then he died...

Permission to Heal – Bava Kamma 85

The Gemora states that from the verse, “v’rapo yerapei” teaches us that a doctor is given permission to heal a sick person.   Rashi explains that...

May Women Recite Birchas Hachamma?

There is a mitzvah to recite the bracha of Birchas Hachama once every twenty-eight years, when the sun and moon return to the exact...

Rav Brazil On the Parsha: Responsibility and Kiddush Hashem

By Rav Shmuel Brazil The parsha begins with Moshe assembling Klal Yisrael together and commanding them on the building the Mishkan. Why by this particular...

Insights for Bava Kamma 83

Dovecotes of Non Jews The Gemora lists the dovecote of a non-Jew as not meriting a trap free zone around it.  The Rishonim discuss the...