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Bava Kamma 117

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 25, 2016 | ื›ืดื‘ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืขืดื•

Laws relating to those who pass on information about other people’s property to non Jews who are looking to take it for themselves – is this considered theft? ย On what circumstances does it depend? ย The famous story of the showdown between Rav Kahana and Rabbi Yochanan when Rav Kahana came to Israel from Babylonia is…

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Bava Kamma 118

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 26, 2016 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืขืดื•

If someone stole someone’s land and it got destroyed by an overflowing river, does he return the land as is since land does not have the same laws as movable property and is considered something that “can’t be stolen”. Or do we say that land is treated the same as movable property and he needs…

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Bava Kamma 119

By Michelle Cohen Farber / September 27, 2016 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืืœื•ืœ ืชืฉืขืดื•

Different situations are described where the seller could possibly be selling stolen items and it would be then forbidden to purchase them from him/her. ย The masechet ends with a description of what materials workers are allowed to keep for themselves and what parts they need to return, alluding to the fact that in regular everyday…

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Bava Kamma 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 4, 2023 | ื›ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Bava Kamma bookmark and checklist Click here to order bookmarks Today’s daf is sponsored by Caroline Ben-Ari in honour of her birthday, which falls today according to the Hebrew date and on Shabbat according to the civil date.ย  The Mishna lists four main categories of damages – an ox, a pit, maveh (either damage by…

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Bava Kamma 3

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 5, 2023 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Today’s daf is sponsored by Rabbi Lisa Malik in loving memory of her father, David Malik, David ben Aharon Tzvi Hersh v’Shayndel. “It is so fitting that we are also having the Siyum for Masechet Kiddushin & Seder Nashim on this day, because it was in my dad’s honor that I made the commitment to…

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Bava Kamma 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 6, 2023 | ื›ืดื‘ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Masechet Bava Kamma is sponsored by the Futornick Family in loving memory of their fathers and grandfathers, Phillip Kaufman and David Futornick. Today’s daf is sponsored by Goldie Gilad “Thank you Rabbanit Michelle and the entire Hadran family for your unwavering support during Avi’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. It meant so much to us. Avi is…

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Bava Kamma 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 7, 2023 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Rabbi Oshaya listed thirteen categories of damages and Rabbi Chiya had twenty-four. Why did Rabbi Oshaya not include all of the categories that Rabbi Chiya included? The Mishna, Rabbi Oshaya and Rabbi Chiya each specified how many main categories there are (4, 13, 24). The assumption is that when one specifies a number it is…

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Bava Kamma 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 8, 2023 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Today’s daf is sponsored by Jeremy Booty in loving memory of Ari Chaim ben Yarden Yehoshua v’ Leah Devorah. The Gemara assumes that when the Mishna mentions the common denominator between all four categories of damages, it must intend to include an additional case that we would not have been able to learn from any…

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Bava Kamma 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 9, 2023 | ื›ืดื” ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Today’s daf is sponsored by Amy Rubin in loving memory of Edith and Herb Rubin.ย  What did Rabbi Akiva mean by “kal vahomer l’hekdesh.” How can we be sure that Rabbi Akiva disagrees with Rabbi Yishmael on the issue of whether the best land is evaluated by the land of the one who caused the…

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Bava Kamma 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 10, 2023 | ื›ืดื• ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืคืดื“

Today’s daf is sponsored by Rabbi Hayim Herring and Terri Krivosha in loving memory of Sgt. Elisheva Rose Lubin, Rose Elisheva bat Chaim David and Nechama Rachel, great-niece of their friends Eddie and Minda Snitkoff, who was murdered on Monday morning November 6, 2023 in Jerusalem. “May her short life and radiant and exuberant spirit…

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