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Bava Kamma 20: Squatter’s Rights

What if your animal eats food from the pack on the back of another animal? Or comparable damage. Who’s responsible? Is this standard behavior or not? Is it like walking and damaging or standing and damaging or jumping and damaging, which is another category, or might be. Also, what about the case of a squatter – and what happens then? Does the owner know? Is rent involved? Is squatting causing any harm or monetary loss?

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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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