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Bava Kamma 66: Despair

How a thief acquires a stolen item, via the thief’s changing the item or the despair of the owner that it will never be recovered (the thief still has to compensate the owner for the item). Plus, Abaye’s arguments against the impact of despair on the thief’s taking possession of that which he has stolen. Also, the difference between a “ganav” (who steals with stealth) and a “gazlan” (who steals brazenly), and which is more likely to cause despair.

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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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