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Bava Kamma 40: Atoning for a Goring Ox

Establishing “kofer,” the payment paid by the owner of a mu’ad ox that killed a person – as a measure of atonement. Or is it just part of damages? That’s a machloket, or a machloket whether it’s a machloket! Plus, the question of the stadium ox – what is the degree of its innocence? Can it be offered on the altar as a sacrifice?

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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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