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Bava Metzia 38: The Property of Captives

A new mishnah! One who gives produce to another to watch – if it’s lost or off, etc., the guardian can’t touch the produce because he doesn’t own it. But if he can sell it beforehand, he can preserve the value. But why can’t he touch it? Plus, one small discussion about the tzedakah collectors when they don’t have any poor people in need. Also, what are the responsibilities with regard to the property of those who have been taken captive.

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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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