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Bava Metzia 80: Rental Agreements Gone Wrong

3 mishnayot! 1 – If one rents a cow to plow a mountain, but plows in a valley… how does that difference (and the reverse) make a difference in terms of liability? 2 – Renting a donkey to transport wheat, but barley is transported instead – and how either weight or volume may make a difference in terms of the renter’s liability. 3 – Terms of renting vs. a paid guardian, plus terms of helping a poor person in this regard.

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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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