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A Biblical Treasure Hunt – Megillat Esther

Echoes of a Great and Bitter Cry Esther 4:1 Upon hearing the about Haman’s plan and the king’s order: אסתר פרק ד א (א) וּמָרְדֳּכַי יָדַע אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה וַיִּקְרַע מָרְדֳּכַי אֶת בְּגָדָיו וַיִּלְבַּשׁ שַׂק וָאֵפֶר וַיֵּצֵא בְּתוֹךְ הָעִיר וַיִּזְעַק זְעָקָה גְדֹלָה וּמָרָה: Esther 4:1 Now Mordecai knew all that had been done.  So […]

A Drought By Whose Saying? – Elijah

A Drought! By Whose Saying? The Biblical Text Before we can get to our main text, I Kings 17, we have to do some background work.  Please read the end of chap 16. I Kings 16:30-34 Who is the Baal?  Simply put, the Baal is the Canaanite god of rain and storm. But while in […]

A Responsible King – Megillat Esther

Ahasuerus Let us spend some time on Ahasuerus.  We met him in the Vashti episode.  We read about his queen-finding contest.  Was he good?  Unlike the kings described in the book of Kings, the narrator does not rate Ahasuerus, but rather narrates events from his reign.  We, the readers, are left to render a verdict. […]

Acceptance of the Commandments as an Obligation for Conversion – What Does It Take to Become a Jew?

What Does It Take to Become a Jew? – The Conversion Controversy in Modern Jewish Law – Lesson 4 Acceptance of the Commandments as an Obligation for Conversion PDF In the first lesson, we noted the three requisite conditions for conversion. This week we will deal with the necessity for the convert to “accept” upon […]

Afikoman – Haggadah And The Seder

Afikoman— – What it Really Means  In this shiur we will trace the development of the concept of “afikoman” from its origins in the tannaitic sources (2nd century C.E.) through their development in the Talmud. There are a lot of interesting phenomenon which occur in the history of this source. First of all, we can […]

Ahia: The Role Of The Prophet – Recipe for an Empire

Ahia:– The Role of the Prophet Text: I Kings 14:1-18 Ahiah and Jeroboam – Part I The initial meeting of Ahiah and Jeroboam took place when Ahiah the Shilonite informed Jeroboam (who was one of Solomon’s officials) that he will be king over 10 tribes (I Kings 11:29-39) in effect, preparing the ground for a […]

Akedat Yitzhak (The Binding Of Isaac) – Introduction To Rabbinic Midrash

Lesson 5 – Akedat Yitzhak (The Binding of Isaac) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem This most significant of religious stories is at the center of Jewish religious life, yet in terms of length and detail it is miniscule – a mere 19 sentences. The very fact that the story is laconic lends itself […]

All Around Abraham Welcome

We all know Abraham, but how much thought have we given to the people that surround him?  These secondary characters can be fascinating in their own right.  They also give us a vivid sense of the environment that Abraham functioned in, the challenges he faced, the events that he shaped and that shaped him. Who […]

All In The Family – Joseph

Joseph and His (Lost) Brothers – All In The Family Bereshit (Genesis) 37:1-24 We will try to deal with some of the questions that this section raises.  As this chapter contains a great deal of material, we will need more than one session to complete our study. All In The Family – vv.1-11: Biblical text […]

An Introduction To Baba Kamma Chapter 8 – When A Person Injures Another Person

An Introduction To Baba Kamma Chapter 8 – When A Person Injures Another Person Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva For an introduction to Talmud study and terms, see the introduction in the course for Baba Kamma Chapter 6. The subject matter at hand is complicated. We will be dealing with a subject where the […]

An Introduction To Talmud and Bava Kamma Chapter 6 – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

An Introduction to Talmud and Bava Kamma Chapter 6 The Babylonian Talmud is the foundation of Jewish life since its formation some 1500 years ago. It is the source of Jewish practice and, perhaps more importantly, it is central to shaping the Jewish thought process, our way of looking at the world, and the manner […]

Avraham And The Idol Shop – Introduction To Rabbinic Midrash

What is Midrash? – The Story of Abraham and the Idol Shop Lesson 1  1a. Who is Abraham? The Biblical Evidence כו וַיְחִי-תֶרַח, שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-אַבְרָם, אֶת-נָחוֹר, וְאֶת-הָרָן. כז וְאֵלֶּה, תּוֹלְדֹת תֶּרַח–תֶּרַח הוֹלִיד אֶת-אַבְרָם, אֶת-נָחוֹר וְאֶת-הָרָן; וְהָרָן, הוֹלִיד אֶת-לוֹט. כח וַיָּמָת הָרָן, עַל-פְּנֵי תֶּרַח אָבִיו, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתּוֹ, בְּאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים. כט וַיִּקַּח אַבְרָם וְנָחוֹר לָהֶם, […]

Ba’alat Ha’ov (the Witch) of Ein Dor – (Some) Villains of Tanakh

The Ba’alat Ov of Ein Dor Part I – Text:  I Sam 28:3-25 Background: Saul is forced into war against the Philistines in the region of the Gilboa Mountains.  He and his army seem to be stationed at the lower level of the mountains facing the Jezre’el Valley.  The Philistines are stationed in Shunem (current […]

Baba Kamma 55b – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Baba Kamma 55b It is obvious from first glance that the mishnaot as they are presented in the Talmud are units comprised of a mass of material not necessarily all dealing with a single law. So it is with our opening mishnah. I have taken the liberty to cut it up into units so that […]

Baba Kamma 55b English

Sugya #1 – Bava Kamma 55b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. MISHNAH. 1a. IF A MAN BRINGS SHEEP INTO A SHED AND LOCKS THE DOOR IN FRONT OF THEM PROPERLY, BUT THE SHEEP [NEVERTHELESS] GET OUT AND DO DAMAGE, HE IS NOT LIABLE. 1b. IF, HOWEVER, HE […]

Baba Kamma 55b Hebrew

בבא קמא פרק ו (נה:ב-נו:א) – סוגיא #1 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here. מתניתין [משנה] 1א. הכונס צאן לדיר ונעל בפניה כראוי, ויצאה והזיקה – פטור; 1ב. לא נעל בפניה כראוי, ויצאה והזיקה – חייב. 2א. נפרצה בלילה או שפרצוה לסטים, ויצאה והזיקה – פטור. 2ב. הוציאוה לסטים […]

Baba Kamma 55b-56a – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Baba Kamma 55b-56a Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva  This sugya opens with a very interesting discussion. It deals with damages for which the legal system cannot hold a person accountable but still the sage who frames this discussion wants to hold the person involved accountable before God. This concept is called:  פטור מדיני אדם […]

Baba Kamma 56a English

Sugya #2 – Bava Kamma 55b – 56a Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Baraita] It was taught: R. Joshua said: There are four acts for which the offender is exempt from the judgments of Man but liable to the judgments of Heaven. They are these: 1. […]

Baba Kamma 56a Hebrew

סוגיא #2 – בבא קמא נה:ב – נו:א Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here. 1. [ברייתא] תניא, אמר ר’ יהושע: ארבעה דברים, העושה אותן פטור מדיני אדם וחייב בדיני שמים, ואלו הן: א. הפורץ גדר בפני בהמת חבירו, ב. והכופף קמתו של חבירו בפני הדליקה, ג. והשוכר עדי שקר […]

Baba Kamma 56a-56b – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Baba Kamma 56a-56b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva This week’s lesson contains three small sugyot on three sections of the mishnah that we learned in the first lesson. The first sugya contends with an attempt to define exactly what situation is meant when the Mishnah says that “[if] the wall broke down at night…the […]

Baba Kamma 56a-56b English

Sugya #3 –Bava Kamma 56a-56b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. Sugya 1 1. [Quotation from the Mishnah] IF THE WALL BROKE DOWN AT NIGHT OR IF ROBBERS BROKE IN ETC. [AND THE GOT OUT AND CAUSED DAMAGE, THE OWNER IS EXEMPT FROM PAYMENT FOR DAMAGE.] 2. [Meimra […]

Baba Kamma 56a-56b Hebrew

בבא קמא פרק ו (נו:א-נו:ב) – סוגיא #3 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here סוגיא 1 1. [פיסקא מן המשנה] נפרצה בלילה, או שפרצוה לסטים כו’. [ויצאה הבהמה והזיקה, בעליה פטור מתשלום הזק] 2. [מימרא – ביאור המשנה – אוקימתא (צימצום)] אמר רבה: והוא שחתרה. 3. [קושיא על רבה] […]

Baba Kamma 56b-57b – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Baba Kamma 56b-57b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva Part 1 How does the Talmud deal with new situations? This is the challenge of the sugya that we will be studying for the next two weeks. The challenge of this sugya is how to define the status of someone who has found a lost item […]

Baba Kamma 56b-57b English

Sugya 4 –Baba Kamma 56b-57b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Mahloket Amoraim] It was stated: A person taking charge of a lost article [which he has found], – Rabbah said: he is like an unpaid guard, – R. Joseph said he is like a paid guard. […]

Baba Kamma 56b-57b Hebrew

בבא קמא פרק ו (נו:ב-נז:ב)– סוגיא #4 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here. 1. [מחלוקת אמוראים] איתמר: שומר אבידה – רבה אמר: כשומר חנם דמי, – רב יוסף אמר: כש”ש דמי. 2א. [הסברים לשתי הדעות] רבה אמר כשומר חנם דמי, מאי הנאה קא מטי ליה; 2ב. רב יוסף אמר […]

Baba Kamma 57b-58a – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Sugya #5 – Baba Kamma 57b-58a Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva In this week’s lesson, we have a series of smaller sugiyot – a welcome break from the rather difficult arguments we have dealt with of late. Sources View the English text for Baba Kamma 57b-58a View the Hebrew text for Baba Kamma 57b-58a Comments […]

Baba Kamma 57b-58a English

Sugya 5 – Bava Kamma 57b – 58a Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. Sugya 1 1. [Piska (quotation) from the Mishnah] IF A SHEEP [ACCIDENTALLY] FELL INTO A GARDEN AND DERIVED BENEFIT [FROM THE FRUITS THERE], PAYMENT WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE TO THE EXTENT OF THE […]

Baba Kamma 57b-58a Hebrew

סוגיא #5 בבא קמא נז:ב -נח:א Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here סוגיא 1 1. [פיסקא מן המשנה] נפלה לגינה ונהנית – משלמת מה שנהנית. 2. [מימרא] אמר רב: בנחבטה. 3. [שאלה] אבל אכלה, אפילו מה שנהנית אינה משלמת? 4. [הסבר אפשרי] לימא, רב לטעמיה, דאמר רב: היה לה […]

Baba Kamma 58a-58b – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Sugya #6 – –Baba Kamma 58a-58b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva This week’s lesson contains three small sugiyot, the dealing with a legal question that is an offshoot of last week’s discussion and two others dealing with how to evaluate the amount to be paid for damages in the cases discussed in the Mishnah. […]

Baba Kamma 58b-59a – Baba Kamma Chapter 6

Sugya #7 – Bava Kamma 58b-59a This week’s “episode” opens with a legal tale or what might be called today a case. In our previous sugyot, we dealt with cases where damage was caused by an owner’s property. Here we will deal with a case where a person causes damage. We will attempt to determine […]

Baba Kamma 58b-59a English

Sugya #7 – Bava Kamma 58b – 59a Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [A Legal Episode] A certain person cut down a date-tree belonging to a neighbor. When he appeared before the Exilarch, the latter said to him: ‘I myself saw the place; three date-trees stood […]

Baba Kamma 58b-59a Hebrew

בבא קמא פרק ו (נה:ב-נו:א) – סוגיא #7 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here 1. [מעשה] ההוא גברא דקץ קשבא מחבריה, אתא לקמיה דריש גלותא, אמר ליה: לדידי חזי לי, ותלתא תאלתא בקינא הוו קיימי והוו שוו מאה זוזי, זיל הב ליה תלתין ותלתא ותילתא. אמר: גבי ריש גלותא דדאין […]

Baba Kamma 83b – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya 1 – Baba Kamma 83b – Baba Kamma Chapter 8 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva Sources View the important Biblical verses to know View the English text for Baba Kamma 83b View the Hebrew text for Baba Kamma 83b Comments and Questions on the Mishnah General questions Read through the mishnah a first time. How […]

Baba Kamma 83b Biblical Verses Of Import

Baba Kamma 83b Biblical Verses Of Import Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva It will become immediately clear that a number of verses from the Torah play an important role in our discussion. What will not be clear from the start is how and what role these verses will play. Still it is worthwhile to […]

Baba Kamma 83b English – Talionis Or Compensation

Sugya # 1 – Baba Kamma 83b -– Talionis Or Compensation – Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. MISHNAH. 1. ONE WHO INJURES A FELLOW MAN BECOMES LIABLE TO HIM FOR FIVE ITEMS: (1) FOR DEPRECIATION, (2) FOR PAIN, (3) FOR HEALING, (4) FOR LOSS OF TIME AND […]

Baba Kamma 83b Hebrew– Talionis Or Compensation

בבא קמא פרק ח – סוגיא 1 (פג:ב) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the English text, click here בבא קמא פג:ב מתניתין (משנה) 1. החובל בחבירו – חייב עליו משום חמשה דברים: בנזק, בצער, בריפוי, בשבת, ובושת. א. בנזק כיצד? סימא את עינו, קטע את ידו, שיבר את רגלו, רואין אותו כאילו הוא […]

Baba Kamma 83b-84a Biblical Verses Of Import

Sugya #2 – Baba Kamma 83b-84a Biblical Verses Of Import Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva It will become immediately clear that a number of verses from the Torah play an important role in our discussion. What will not be clear from the start is how and what role these verses will play. Still it is […]

Baba Kamma 83b–84a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya #2 – Baba Kamma 83b–84a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva This class we continue our debate over what the Talmud thinks was the intent of the Torah – was it physical retribution or was it monetary compensation? In our material this week we see a different kind of Talmudic argument. […]

Baba Kamma 83b–84a Advanced Student Assignment

Sugya # 2 – Baba Kamma 83b–84a Advanced Student Assignment Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva You will find below the first few halachot from Rambam’s first chapter on Personal Damages. You have two assignments here: Determine how Maimonides determined the halacha from the Talmud for each of the halachot; What is the Rambam’s conclusion with regard […]

Baba Kamma 83b–84a English

Baba Kamma 83b–84a English Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Baraita] It was taught: R. Dosthai b. Judah says: Eye for eye means monetary compensation. 1a. [Shealah] You say pecuniary compensation, but perhaps it is not so, but actual physical retribution [by putting out an eye] is […]

Baba Kamma 83b–84a Hebrew

סוגיא #2 – בבא קמא פג:ב –- פד:א Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here 1. [ברייתא] תניא, ר’ דוסתאי בן יהודה אומר: עין תחת עין – ממון, 1א. [שאלה] אתה אומר: ממון, או אינו אלא עין ממש? 1ב. [תשובה להוכיח ממון] אמרת? הרי שהיתה עינו של זה גדולה ועינו […]

Baba Kamma 84a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya #3 – Baba Kamma 84a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva  The third lesson opens with two legal episodes one after the other where cases are brought before a sage for adjudication. The cases differ from the material we have done already in that they do not involve one human […]

Baba Kamma 84a English

Sugya 3 – Baba Kamma 84a-84b English Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [A Legal Case] -An ass once bit off the hand of a child. -When the case was brought before R. Papa b. Samuel he said [to the sheriffs of the court], ‘Go forth and […]

Baba Kamma 84a Hebrew

סוגיא #3 בבא קמא פד:א –- פד:ב Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here 1. [מעשה] ההוא חמרא דקטע ידא דינוקא, אתא לקמיה דרב פפא בר שמואל, אמר להו: זילו שומו ליה ארבעה דברים. אמר ליה רבא: והא אנן חמשה תנן! א”ל: לבר מנזק קאמינא. אמר ליה אביי: והא חמור […]

Baba Kamma 84a Material For Advanced Students

Sugya #3 – Baba Kamma 84a Material for Advanced Students –  Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva The sugya that we studied this week left the Babylonian sages in a quandary. In many ways the regulations imposed upon them by their lack of authorization to adjudicate various kinds of cases left their hands tied, so to […]

Baba Kamma 84b-85a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Baba Kamma 84b-85a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8  Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva This week’s sugya deals with the complicated subject of how and when compensation for pain applies. This is especially complicated since the Mishnah talks of “pain” as one element of the 5 part compensation package. On the other hand, the example […]

Baba Kamma 84b-85a English

Sugya#4 – Baba Kamma 84b-85a English Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Quote from the Mishnah] PAIN: — IF HE BURNT HIM EITHER WITH A SPIT OR WITH A NAIL, EVEN THOUGH ON HIS [FINGER] NAIL WHICH IS A PLACE WHERE NO BRUISE COULD BE MADE etc. 2. [Shealah] […]

Baba Kamma 84b-85a Material For Advanced Students

Baba Kamma 84b-85a Material For Advanced Students Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva In this section, I have brought material from two of the major codes of Jewish law from the middle ages, The Tur of Rabbi Yaakov son of the Rosh and Rabbi Joseph Karo’s Shulchan Aruch with the addendum of Rabbi Moshe Isserles. […]

Baba Kamma 85a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya #5 -– Baba Kamma 85a – Baba Kamma Chapter 8 -– “Healing” Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva  Before we begin the Talmud two preliminary steps are in order. First, take a look at the Mishnah again and review the section on compensation for healing. To save you some time, here is the English […]

Baba Kamma 85a English

Sugya #5 –- Baba Kamma 85a -– ‘Healing’ Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Piska from the Mishnah] ‘HEALING’: — IF HE HAS STRUCK HIM HE IS UNDER OBLIGATION TO PAY MEDICAL EXPENSES etc. 2. [Baraita which expands on the Mishnah] Our Rabbis taught: – Should ulcers […]

Baba Kamma 85a Hebrew

סוגיא #5 בעניין ריפוי – בבא קמא פה:א Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here 1. [פיסקא מן המשנה] רפוי – הכהו חייב לרפאותו וכו’. 2. [ברייתא המרחיבה את העניין] [ת”ר]: – עלו בו צמחים מחמת המכה ונסתרה המכה – חייב לרפאותו וחייב ליתן לו דמי שבתו, שלא מחמת המכה, […]

Baba Kamma 85a-85b – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya #6 – Baba Kamma 85a-85b – Baba Kamma Chapter 8 Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva This lesson will be briefer than others. In the past few classes, we have discussed the application of payments of a number of the four payments even where “depreciation” – נזק is absent. This class, we open the discussion […]

Baba Kamma 85a-85b English

Sugya #6 – Baba Kamma 85a-85b English Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Baraita] A Tanna taught: ‘All [the Four Items] will be paid [even] in the case where Depreciation [is paid independently].’ 2. [Shealah] Whence can this ruling be deduced? 3. [Teshuva – Meimra] Said R. Zebid in […]

Baba Kamma 85a-85b Hebrew

סוגיא 6 בבא קמא פה:א- פה:ב (ריפוי – המשך) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here 1. [ברייתא] תנא: וכולן משתלמין במקום נזק. 2. [שאלה] מנהני מילי? 3. [תשובה – מימרא] אמר רב זביד משמיה דרבא, אמר קרא: (שמות כא:כה) פצע תחת פצע, ליתן צער במקום נזק. 4. [קושיא] האי […]

Baba Kamma 85b-86a English

Sugya #7 – Baba Kamma 85b-86a English – Loss of Time – Shevet Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Piska from the Mishnah] ‘LOSS OF TIME’: — THE INJURED PERSON IS CONSIDERED AS IF HE WERE A WATCHMAN OF CUCUMBER BEDS. 2. [Baraita which expands on the discussion […]

Baba Kamma 85b-86a Hebrew

סוגיא #7 – שבת (בבא קמא פה:ב – פו:א) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here שבת 1. [פיסקא מן המשנה] שבת – רואין אותו כאילו הוא שומר קישואין. 2. [ברייתא המרחיבה את העניין] תנו רבנן: שבת – רואין אותו כאילו הוא שומר קישואין; ואם תאמר: לקתה מדת הדין, 3. […]

Baba Kamma 86a-86b – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya #8 – Baba Kamma 86a-86b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva  This week’s discussion deals with the payment for “embarrassment” caused by the injury. Ostensibly, the Talmud seems concerned with identifying which sage was responsible for the opinion found in the Mishnah, but if we look more closely at this discussion, by thrashing out […]

Baba Kamma 86a-86b English

Sugya #8 – Baba Kamma 86a-86b English -– Embarrassment Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva To view the Hebrew text, click here. 1. [Quotation from the Mishnah] ‘Embarrasment’: — ALL TO BE ESTIMATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATUS OF THE OFFENDER AND THE OFFENDED. 2. [Clarification] May we say that our Mishnah is in agreement neither […]

Baba Kamma 86a-86b Hebrew

סוגיא #8 – בושת (בבא קמא פו:א-ב) Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva .To view the English text, click here 1. [פיסקא מן המשנה] בושת – הכל לפי המבייש והמתבייש. 2. [בירור] מני מתניתין? לא רבי מאיר ולא ר’ יהודה, אלא ר’ שמעון היא! דתנן: – וכולן רואין אותן כאילו הם בני חורין שירדו מנכסיהם, שהן […]

Baba Kamma 86b – Baba Kamma Chapter 8

Sugya #9 -Baba Kamma 86b Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein The Conservative Yeshiva Sources View the English text for Baba Kamma 86b View the Hebrew text for Baba Kamma 86b Comments and Questions on the Sources Mishnah The Mishnah consists of three distinct laws. What is there a need to state the first laws? What is distinctive about each […]

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