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BK 92 – asking forgiveness

The Mishna says that one is not forgiven for the damage he has caused until he asks forgiveness from the one he caused damage to. This is proven from the passuk that states that Hashem commanded Avimelech to return Sarah to Avraham. The question is, we don’t seem to see anywhere in the verse that…

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BK 88 – Brotherhood

The Mishna (87a) says that according to R’ Yehuda, we do not apply the damage of embarrassment to a slave. The gemara explains that this is because the Torah uses the word “אחיו”- his brother, in reference to the one getting embarrassed. Rashi explains that since a non-Jewish slave can not marry a Jew, he…

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BK 86 – payment for impermanent damage

The Gemara brings the argument between Rava and Abaye as to the obligation where one has caused an impermanent damage. Abaye says the damager pays ‘sheves gedolah,’ the value of the hand, and ‘sheves ketana,’ the loss of work as a cabbage patch guard. Rava says there is no payment for the hand, rather he…

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BK 84 – midgets killing giants

It is interesting to note that at the beginning of the piece of R’ Dustai ben Yehuda (on 83b), when we talk about different sizes (a small eye and a big eye), the Gemara says that if the one who knocked out the victim’s eye had a smaller eye than his victim, we would lack…

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BK 78 – Tana responding for an Amora?

The Gemara wants to understand where Rava’s statement that “the word שה comes to exclude a crossbred animal” applies, and first says that his statement was made in regards to redeeming the donkey, whose holiness can not be transferred onto a crossbreed. The Gemara then asks that according to R’ Elazar who says that one…

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Shiurim

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BK 76 – when did you slaughter?

The Gemara on 76B seems to be saying (in R’ Elazar’s question) that the slaughtering that creates an obligation to pay four or five times must be one that permits the animal to be eaten. If there is some other factor that is missing, for example the sprinkling of the blood (according to R’ Yochanan)…

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BK 76 – "Selling" to Hekdesh

The Gemara distinguishes between selling to a regular person and the donation one gives to the Temple of a sacrifice as follows. When one sells to a regular person, it is no longer referred to as the original owner’s animal, rather the new owner’s animal. However, in regards to a sacrifice, it is still referred…

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BK 75 – admitting to the fine

The Gemara says that Rav could even work out in R’ Elazar B’r Shimon – despite the fact that ordinarily Rav holds that if one admits to the fine he won’t have to pay it, where he’s admitting because of the approaching witnesses, he will still have to pay the fine. This needs explanation! Why…

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BK 62 – Watching haystacks

What does Rashi mean (ד”ה חטין וחיפן בשעורים) when he says that when a person is supposed to protect a haystack, and it seems to be made of barley, that he will not watch it well? One possiblity is that barley does not get burned as easily, thus it requires less carefullness. Another possibility is…

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