Parshas Shoftim: Laws and Louisiana

By Rabbi Berel Wein A lawless society is the worst of all curses. Chazal in Avos cautioned us to pray for the welfare of government...

Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Does a Baal Teshuvah Need to Pay Back Maaser?

A seventy-year-old man became a baal teshuvah and had never given maaser. He calculated that he owed approximately $200,000 and he only had $30,000...

La’avin – Bava Metzia Daf 115

by: Reb Avi Lebowitz Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary here. The Gemora has a principal that one does not receive lashes for a transgression...

Parshas Shoftim: Battle Cry of the Jew

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky Approaching war correctly may be more difficult than waging war itself. In order to prepare Klal Yisrael for war a series...

Brachos for Breakfast

By Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator One of the profound aspects of our Torah Hakdosha is the ability for anyone, regardless of age or...

Eliyahu’s Locker Room – Bava Metzia Daf 114

Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary here. The Gemora (Sukkah 5a) states that the presence of Hashem (as manifested in the higher worlds) never...

Adam – Unity – Bava Metzia Daf 114

Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary here. Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai said: The graves of idolaters do not transmit tumah through the roof (if...

A Pawned Sefer Torah Donated to a Shul – Bava Metzia 113

Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary here. Our Mishna treats the topic of a mashkon (“pledge” or “pawn”) taken from a debtor who fails...

Paying Worker’s on Time – Bava Metzia 112

Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary here. Payment by Proxy The Gemora discusses the dispute of Rav Sheishes and Rabbah as to whether a worker...

Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Re’eh

Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone,...