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The Language of Our Love - Tablet Magazine

This term, which comes up in Bava Batra—the volume of Talmud we were learning at the time—literally means “the damage of seeing.” According to this notion, gazing into another person's private space is tantamount to physical damage. I believed it.

Completing Tractate Bava Basra - Chabad.org

Tractate Bava Batra (the third of the three-part series of Nezikin, which covers interpersonal laws) deals with the rights and responsibilities that accompany property ownership. The last chapter is devoted to the laws and conventions of documents.

By Rabbi Zev Reichman - Jewish Link of New Jersey

Bava Batra 153: Can a kohen visit a sick friend in the hospital? A kohen may not become ritually impure. If a kohen hears that his friend is sick and in the hospital, may he go visit? Perhaps he should fear that by the time he arrives, the friend will ...

Taking a 'Sharp Knife' to the Talmud - Tablet Magazine

Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. “Does a sharp knife cut verses?” This pungent question, asked by Rava in Bava Batra 111b, is a way of asking how much freedom the rabbis have to interpret ...

Is One Required To Live In Israel? (Bava Batra 91a) - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

... * “A person should always live in the Land of Israel even if he lives among idolaters and should not live outside Israel even if he lives among Jews.” * “The Torah commands one to live in Israel.” Advertisement. * “If one lives in Israel, it is as ...

Broken & Whole - Chabad.org

The broken shards of the first tablets are stored in the ark together with the whole ones.—Talmud Bava Batra 14b. When you find the Infinite, where will you put it? In your broken vessel? It will not stay. In a new whole one? It will not fit. Let the ...

Does the Talmud Legalize Squatting? - Tablet Magazine

In fact, the mishna in Bava Batra 42a makes clear, mere possession is not enough to establish the presumption of ownership: “Any possession that is not accompanied by a claim is not presumption.” In other words, to show that you are the owner of a ...

Learning Bava Batra in the Age of Trump: Talmud in #TorahForTheResistance - Jewschool

For much of the first page of Bava Batra, the Gemara litigates if “the damage of seeing isn't damage,” i.e. if wanting privacy is an adequate reason to require one's neighbor to participate in putting up a wall. The Gemara's initial, primary angle on ...

What the Talmud Says About Trump's Border Wall, Paid For by Mexico - Tablet Magazine

This week, Daf Yomi readers began a new tractate, Bava Batra, which begins by considering these same questions about walls. Who builds them, who is responsible for them, and what purpose do they serve? Bava Batra, “the last gate,” is the third tractate ...

The ghosts of Saint-Germain forest - Ynetnews

Ronen Bergman and Shlomo Nakdimon have re-opened the famously mysterious "Baba Batra" case to expose the unbelievable story about a kidnapping operation planned to take place at the palace of the King of Morocco, which went south and ended in an ...

The Torah's Way in Social Welfare - Arutz Sheva

Love and care for others is the basic foundation of the Torah, as Rabbi Akiva said: "Love your neighbor as yourself – this is a great rule in the Torah" (Leviticus 19:18, Sifra, ibid). From this stems the enormous mitzvah of helping those in distress ...

Parshat Matot-Masei: Sharing the burden - Jerusalem Post

The second text they cite is the talmudic ruling that the righteous deeds of Torah scholars guard them against attack, and thereby exempt them from sharing in the cost of defensive city walls (Bava Batra 7b). But the Tosafot (ad loc) and the Hazon Ish ...

Bava Batra is the third of the three tractates in the Talmud in the order Nezikin; it deals with a person's responsibilities and rights as the owner of property. It is part of Judaism's oral law. Originally it, together with Bava Kamma and Bava Metzia, formed a single tractate called Nezikin .

Bava Batra (also Baba Batra; Talmudic Aramaic: בבא בתרא "The Last Gate") is the third of the three tractates in the Talmud in the order Nezikin; it deals with a person's responsibilities and rights as the owner of property. It is part of Judaism's oral law. Originally it, together with Bava Kamma and Bava Metzia, formed a single tractate called Nezikin (torts or injuries).

This "massekhta" (treatise) is not, like Bava Kamma and Bava Metzia, the exposition of a certain passage in the Torah. It is divided into ten chapters, the contents of which may be described as follows: (1) Regulations relating to property held by more than one owner (ch. i.); (2) responsibilities of an owner of property with regard to that of his neighbor (ch. ii.); (3) established rights of ownership and rights connected with property (ch. iii.); (4) laws referring to the acquisition of property by purchase (ch. iv.-vii.); (5) laws of inheritance (ch. viii.-ix.); (6) laws concerning documents (ch. x.).

It consists of 176 pages (dapim), making it the longest tractate of the Talmud.

Siyum masekhet Bava Batra [tractate completion] | סיום מסכת בבא בתרא

On October 26, 2012, the Daf Yomi daily Talmud study group that meets at Alma Home for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv celebrated completing the tractate Bava ...

Talmud Israeli — Bava Batra, Daf 59

In this engaging Talmud Israeli — Daf Yomi for US video, Tuvia teaches Assi and Pulkeh about the Talmud's view on harm done to neighbors.

Daf Yomi - Bava Batra 50 - Rabbi Dov Linzer

Talmud Israeli – Bava Batra, Daf 18

Talmud Israel presents ... Assi learns the hard way about the halacha of "Harchakat Nezikin," removal of damages. Hebrew video with English sub-titles.

Talmud Daf Yomi Bava Batra 172 Gemarrah Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי בבא בתרא קע"ב הרב ויסבלום תלמוד גמרא

Talmud Daf Yomi class for Tractate Bava Batra Rabbi Dr. Moshe P. Weisblum. תלמוד שיעור דף יומי למסכת בבא בתרא הרב ד"ר משה פינחס ויסבלום. Tractate...

Talmud Israeli — Bava Batra, Daf 43

Talmud Israeli — Daf Yomi for US presents another entertaining episode with Assi & Tuvia. In this clip, Assi and Pulkeh teach Tuvia an important lesson about ...