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Bava Metzia 98: Liable for a Partial Admission

If one person says to another – you owe me 100 dinar, and the other says, I only owe you 50, I don’t know ow about the other half – which means he can’t swear, because he’s not sure… he has to pay the entire amount. That case has a parallel in our mishnah… plus, if you borrow a cow and also the cow owner’s services, the question is when is the borrower (or renter) liable? What if there are several stints of borrowing?

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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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