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,...

Rav Brazil: How to Know if a Song is Rooted in Kedushah

Of the kosher animals listed in this week's parsha, zemer is one of them. The Radak and Rav Saadia Gaon that the zemer is...

Throw Him Out of Shul

The sin of speaking during Chazoras Hashatz (or Krias Hatorah) is so severe that the Shulchan Aruch states that one should scream at one...