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Bava Kamma 72: The Moment of Shehitah

More on the halakhot about slaughtering an animal that was stolen or consecrated, but slaughtered in the wrong place in the Temple – such that the slaughtering itself considered the very last moment, because otherwise, the act that is considered the moment of slaughtering would complicate the prohibitions against certain animals, like one stolen or consecrated. Also, a new mishnah: When a person steals an ox or a sheep – and there are witnesses to that effect, and also to the fact that the thief then slaughtered the animal or sold it, and then the witnesses are found to be conspiring witnesses – they need to pay the complete pay-back. Plus, all the permutations of when the witnesses saw what.

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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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