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Bava Kamma 45: The Only Sure Protection against a Goring Ox

2 mishnayot: one on the timing of the court’s decision regarding an ox that has killed and might need to be out to death, and how that impacts the value of the carcass. Plus, the 4 guardians (shomerim), and how they undertake the role of the owner. Also, what must one do to guard a mu’ad ox, sufficiently? The only certainty is when the ox has been put to death. But with dispute, of course.

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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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