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Bava Kamma 114: Go Tell the Bees That They Are Home

A case of a Jew who is excommunicated because he’s caused harm to another Jew, but via a non-Jew: selling a field that borders the property of Jew to a non-Jew. Plus, bees! And what happens when an aviary is on the border of one’s property. Also, the Gemara’s read of the mishnah’s case of the bees. And to what extent casual conversation may count as testimony. And a second mishnah: When you see your stuff in someone else’s possession. To what extent is robbery an issue in the place? That will determine whether the current owner needs to swear that he didn’t steal them.

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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