Chametz for Sale

There is a well-known and widely used technique to free oneself from violating the prohibition of owning chametz on Pesach — selling one’s chametz to a gentile. Famously, the Vilna...

Mevushal or Lo Mevushal: That Is The Question

Daf Yomi By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow A kosher bottle of wine is being sold with a label that states in Hebrew “Lo Mevushal.” However, in English it states “Mevushal” (see accompanying...

‘Draw’ Your Own Conclusion

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Gemara in Avodah Zarah discusses the fact that Rabban Gamliel owned pictures of the moon. The images facilitated the questioning of witnesses who came to...

Real Clear Daf

By Rabbi Shmuel Wise Review of Daf Yomi Concepts from Parashas Vayakhel-Pekudei – Avodah Zara Q: What is the status when prohibited material is merely a contributing factor? A: We learned about...

Draw Your Own Conclusion

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Gemara in Avodah Zarah discusses the fact that Rabban Gamliel owned pictures of the moon. The images facilitated the questioning of witnesses who came to...

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