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Bava Metzia 100: Oath-taking to Establish a Sale (except for slaves)

The laws of transactions between buyers and sellers, in parallel to borrowers and lenders. With the example of a pregnant cow that was traded for a donkey… What happens when the parties take opposite positions with differing levels of certainty? Also, the Gemara delves into slaves in the slave market, worth different values – and a buyer and seller who disagree over which slave had been purchased. Plus, a new mishnah on selling olive trees, which then bear fruit. Whose olives are they?

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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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