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Borrowed On Interest

16 Tammuz 5776 – July 21, 2016
"That's makes him a rasha [transgressor] who is disqualified from testifying."

Already Paid

9 Tammuz 5776 – July 14, 2016
"I have no way of paying you back in the near future," said Mr. Stein. "I have no more assets to sell."

Degrees Of Murder (Bava Kamma 32b)

All persons accused of murder were confined to the cities of refuge during their trial in the Sanhedrin.

Daf Yomi

Staying Alive Underwater ‘She Has Already Ascended’ (Bava Kamma 50a)

Daf Yomi

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
Honoring A Father’s Wishes ‘ He Shall Give It To Whom He Has Trespassed’ (Bava Kamma 40b)

Total Loss!

Yehuda hit the brakes – but they didn't respond. He veered into the shoulder and crashed into the barrier.

Daf Yomi

25 Sivan 5776 – June 30, 2016
A Matter of Anticipation ‘A Stone Flew From His Hand, And Another Put Out His Head From A Window …’ (Bava Kamma 33a)

Reparations: Insult Or Remedy? Kam Lei Bederabah Minei (Bava Kamma)

When an illegal act incurs corporal punishment or lashes (malkot) and monetary liability, the rule of kam lei also applies.

A Little Extra

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."

Daf Yomi

18 Sivan 5776 – June 23, 2016
Taking The Law Into One’s Own Hands ‘Break His Teeth And Tell Him I Am Taking Mine’ (Bava Kamma 27b)

Pit Bull Or Poodle? (Bava Kamma 15b)

Are all dogs inherently vicious? Is there such a thing as a tame dog?

For Heaven’s Sake

After some deliberation, the judge dismissed the case. Mr. Braun walked out feeling great.

Daf Yomi

11 Sivan 5776 – June 16, 2016
Is It Trespass? ‘Reuven Didn't Benefit And Shimon Didn't Lose’ (Bava Kamma 20a)

Vigilantism And The Halacha

What is the nature of chetzi nezek? Is it compensation or is it a fine?

Half Rental

"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!"

Daf Yomi

4 Sivan 5776 – June 9, 2016
Limited Liability ‘It Excludes An Ox That Gored…’ (Baba Kamma 13b)

A Wedding Without Witnesses?

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.

Daf Yomi

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 2, 2016
Is It A Penalty? ‘Why Not Deal With False Evidence?’ (Bava Kamma 5a)

A Tale Of Two Mohels

Mr. Abrams turned to Rabbi Dayan: "Whom should I honor with the bris?" he asked.

Daf Yomi

19 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
A Ruling Too Novel? ‘One Who Ate Nevelah On Yom Kippur Is Exempt’ (Kiddushin 77b)

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