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Bava Kamma 21: Dog on a Hot Tin Roof

How does the owner of an animal that caused damage by eating pay for that damage? Specifically when the animal turns its head to eat from the side – even though it’s a public domain kind of damage. Also, a new mishnah: what happens when a dog or a goat jump from a roof and damage vessels upon landing? What if they fell, instead of jumping? What if they had no option to land elsewhere? Who, if anyone, is liable for damages?

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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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