Greek Wisdom

The Gemora states that Greek wisdom is not the Greek language, but does not explain what Greek Wisdom is.  This is, of course, extremely...

Seudas Mitzvah – Bava Kamma 80

Seudas Mitzvah   By: Reb Avi Lebowitz   The Gemora tells Rav and Shmuel and Rav Assi once met at a circumcision of a boy, or as some...

Mumar L’Hachis or L’Teavon – Bava Kamma 79

Desecrating Shabbos   By: Reb Avi Lebowitz   Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai’s students asked of him: Why is the Torah stricter on a thief than on a robber....

Replacing the Stolen Esrog – Bava Kamma 78

  By: Rabbi Mendel Weinbach Ohr Sameach   A Jew borrows a very expensive esrog from his neighbor to fulfill the mitzvah of taking the four species on...

The Night Before Execution – Bava Kamma 77

It is an accepted tradition that the lengthy Tosfosim in the seventh perek of Bava Kamma were authored by the Baalei HaTosfos the night...

Insights for Bava Kamma 76

Too late to redeem? Tosfos (76a shechitah) asks why we consider the slaughtering of a sacrifice outside of the Temple to be unusable. Rabbi Shimon...

Whose Money is it? Bava Kamma – 76

Whose Money is it?   By: Reb Yechezkel Khayyat   The Gemora discusses the opinion of Rabbi Shimon, that something that can cause someone monetary loss is...

Freeing a Slave – Bava Kamma 74

The Gemora says that when Rabban Gamliel blinded the eye of Tavi his slave, he was “very happy.” Rashi explains that he was happy...

Zomemin – Bava Kamma – 73

By: Reb Avi Lebowitz   In a situation where two groups of witnesses contradict one another about an event; it is classified as contradictory witnesses, where...

Migu – Bava Kamma 72

It was stated: Abaye said: A zomeim witness is disqualified (for any other testimony) retroactively (from the time that he testified). Rava said: He...