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Bava Kamma 56: When the Heavenly Court Steps In

4 violations for which a person is not liable in the human court, but the heavenly count will take an accounting. Also, specific treatment of some of the cases in the mishnah regarding liability – if a sheep enclave has been broken, whether by robbers or animals, the owner of the sheep is exempt from any damage they might cause. If robbers stole the sheep, then the robbers are responsible for their damage. If one designates a shepherd to care for thr sheep… how far does his responsibility go? Plus, the sharp question of returning a lost object, but before its returned – what is the status of the person returning? How much responses that person haevfoe the item itself?

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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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