The Importance Of Not Talking During Davening

1) It is extremely important to refrain from talking "Sichas Chulin- mundane conversation" in a Shul, especially during davening and surely during Chazaras HaShatz and Krias...

Parshas Tetzaveh: Case Clothed

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Chaim at South Shore "Clothes," they say, "make the man." But did you ever wonder about...

Placement of the Chanukah Candle – Bava Kamma 62

The Shulchan Aruch (H”M 418:12) and the Rambam (Nizkei Mamon 14:13) rule against Rabbi Yehudah, and hold the store owner liable for his Chanukah...

Taiku in Monetary Halachah – B”K 62

Our Gemora contains two instances of Taiku – an unresolved question.  Taiku’s are very common throughout Shas, and are generally considered a full fledged...

Takkanas Nigzal – Bava Kamma 62

The Gemora lists a number of diverse cases where the Sages applied the rule for the robbery victim, without clarifying in exactly what circumstances...

Burning Hidden Things – Bava Kamma 62

Halachah   The Shulchan Aruch (H”M, 418:13) rules like the Chachamim, that one who burns a fire is not liable for embedded items (tamun).  As the...

Why Do We Eat Hamantashin On Purim?

Traditionally, Hamantashin were filled with poppy seeds called "monn" in Yiddish, spelled Mem Hey Nun, which spells Haman. The three corners represent the three...

Rav Yisroel Reisman on Parshas Terumah

The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d'asra of Agudath Israel of...

Evaluations, Deducting the Food and Black Shoes – B”K 59

Evaluation   By: Rabbi Avrohom Adler   Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary http://www.daf-yomi.org/.   The Gemora explains Rabbi Yishmael to mean that we evaluate the damages based on...

Harav Dovid Feinstein: Purim Halacha Tidbits

The following are a number of pesokim from Harav Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein shlit"a, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, regarding Purim-related shailos: -A question...