Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4 categories: chayav, reshut (exempt & permissible), issur.
The middle category of reshut is divided in to 2, where mootar is expressions of
encouragement, meaning you dont need to act this way, but Rabbis want you to
Source Sheet #2
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
People have herds of donkeys, and you should not say to him go to so and so he sells
tevuah, when he knows this merchant does not sell Tevuah.
You are exploiting the vulnerability of the customer that degrades
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tzedakah has to do with the needs of the poor (sarchei aniim), and the needs of the
community (sarchei tzibor) used to not be considered tzedakah.
The early discourse in Jewish law through the talmudic period, the notion of tzedakah
Monday, February 24, 2014
If a person asks you to get him a non- kosher product, youre not allowed to according to
Rambam because you cant help him do an aveira.
According to the Rav Yehuda, if someone is an intentional violator of Jewish law, then
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Gemara: Shmuel got angry, because he gave him a non- kosher turkey.
The Gemaras question is: whats the difference if Shmuel said it directly, or if it
was only implied?
The issur deorayata of Geneivat Daat applies to both Jews
Monday, February 10, 2014
Ex: There were certain people who did not accept gifts. Judges and
students in the academies. During the times of the Tanaaim and Amoraiim
were in the academy to study to be judges. There was no rabbanit in these
Gemara (Baba Mitzia)
Anyone who withholds the salary of an employee is in violation of 5 laws in the Torah. 5
prohibitions and 1 assei.
1) lo taashuk et reyecha
2) Lot Tegzol
3) dont commit oshek with sachir and evyon
4) Lo taalin
5) lo titen secharo (the
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Relationship between law and ethics:
Rambam Moreh nevuchim (book 3, chapter 17)
Subject of debate for at least 2000 years.
Are all mitzvoth of the Torah, have human function and purpose. Are they the
Monday, February 3, 2014
1. Clear there was an event of deception (Lavan accused Yaakov of deceiving him),
it was intentional deception of which Yaakov was accused
2. Had something to do with a taking, the taking could have been with: Property or
Monday, January 27, 2014
What is the relationship between truth, virtues and values?
Every society has its own understanding of what is true and what is false, what is
virtues, what is valuable to society and what is not etc
The highest level is the heroi