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Posted on: June 30th, 2016
When an illegal act incurs corporal punishment or lashes (malkot) and monetary liability, the rule of kam lei also applies.
After Mr. Weiser left, Mr. Lander opened the envelope. He counted the money and found $600. There were five one-hundred dollar bills and five twenties. "That's strange," Mr. Lander said. "He only owed $480."
Posted on: June 23rd, 2016
Taking The Law Into One’s Own Hands
‘Break His Teeth And Tell Him I Am Taking Mine’
(Bava Kamma 27b)
Are all dogs inherently vicious? Is there such a thing as a tame dog?
After some deliberation, the judge dismissed the case. Mr. Braun walked out feeling great.
Posted on: June 16th, 2016
Is It Trespass?
‘Reuven Didn't Benefit And Shimon Didn't Lose’
(Bava Kamma 20a)
What is the nature of chetzi nezek? Is it compensation or is it a fine?
"I can't stop you from using the whole apartment," reasoned Moshe. "But if you're making money on it, I'm still a partner and entitled to half the amount!"
Posted on: June 9th, 2016
‘It Excludes An Ox That Gored…’
(Baba Kamma 13b)
In the case of a loan, witnesses are not required to make the loan transaction legally effective. The loan can be legally effective without them.
Posted on: June 2nd, 2016
Is It A Penalty?
‘Why Not Deal With False Evidence?’
(Bava Kamma 5a)
Mr. Abrams turned to Rabbi Dayan: "Whom should I honor with the bris?" he asked.
Posted on: May 26th, 2016
A Ruling Too Novel?
‘One Who Ate Nevelah On Yom Kippur Is Exempt’
"That happens," said Shaindy. "We're always breaking dishes in my house, too."
Posted on: May 25th, 2016
"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."
Posted on: May 19th, 2016
In Spite Of The Consequences
‘There Is Birtha di’Satya In Babylon’
"Do you really think it's theirs?" asked Shlomie. "They're only kids."
Posted on: May 12th, 2016
"I'll deal with Levi later," said Reuven. "I'll explain to him that my brother needs it."
The Recanted Testimony
‘A Solitary Witness Said To Him’
The parents, by straining the tolerance of their children to the breaking point, pushed them to the brink of disrespect.
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