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Bava Metzia 30: Taking Care with Others’ Stuff

Found items of different materials – silver, copper, wood, and so on – can be used by the finder in different ways, depending on the substance. Plus, when can a finder disregard the lost item? Also, the sages’ discussion of acting beyond the letter of the law, and why people should do so. Plus, relevance for agunot. Also, a new mishnah – with animals who have moved out of their usual spaces.

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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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