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Bava Kamma 28: Don’t Take the Law into Your Own Hands

[Who’s Who: Ben Bag Bag] The Gemara brings a lot of cases to argue that one cannot take the law into his or her own hands – even when it comes to making a new path in the public domain. Plus, the donation, so to speak, of one’s property to expand the public use, it remains with the public domain – he can’t take it back. Also, a new mishnah: a jug that breaks in the public domain, which leaves damaging elements – the liquid or the shards of pottery.

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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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