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The Soncino has an introduction to a) The Talmud, b) Each Order, c) Each Tractate. You can see them here: http://halakhah.com/
Look at the introduction of the מאירי to each masechta, where he breaks down the topics of the masechta in general as well as perek by perek. He also does that in a more perek-specific manner at the beginning of each perek. While not technically online (and not either in English, which was not specified in the question), the Hebrewbooks website has the בית ...
Mechon Mamre has the introduction translated interlinearly though not artscroll-style. Sefaria has a number of chapters (see here for one) translated with the english side-by-side, mostly in Sefer HaMadda. Because the translation is crowd-sourced (though moderated for accuracy) that "number" may be larger by the time you click the link. (full disclosure: I ...
DafYomi.org - downloads page. By Rabbi Dovid Grossman
Yes. It is considered reneging on a pledge. In fact, as soon as one decides mentally that he will make a gift to charity, he must do so. Rema YD 258:13 says: הגה: אם חשב בלבו ליתן איזה דבר לצדקה חייב לקיים מחשבתו ואין צריך אמירה אלא דאם אמר היו כופין אותו לקיים (מרדכי פ"ק דקדושין ובפ"ק דב"ב ובהגהות ובמהרי"ק שורש קפ"ה ומה"ר פרץ ובהגהות סמ"ק ורא"ש פ"ק ...
No, you're not responsible, just as you aren't responsible if you send your friend a bottle of wine that gets poisoned somewhere along the way. As long as you didn't knowingly infect his computer, you're OK.
1) a convincing argument doesn't make the conclusion the correct option 2)your local rabbi is important because of community standards. there are some halachic questions by which one should not deviate from what the community does. an example: some wear tefillin on chol hamoed and some do not.
Rabbi Ari Kahn has a series of halacha shiurim which he puts online. It is ongoing but they get uploaded in spurts - every few months a few months of shiurim are uploaded. There's also archives. Each shiur is about an hour long and goes through all the relevant sources to show different opinions and perspectives. He also tries to keep them relevant to ...
Yes, Ha'emek She'elah is on Hebrewbooks.org, though they aren't labelled as such (you have to search for 'Sheiltos') Links: Vol 1 on Beraishis-Shemos Vol 2 on Vayikra Vol 3 on Bamidbar-Devarim
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