Bereirah – Bava Kamma 69

In the course of discussing Rabbi Yochanan’s statements, the Gemora introduces the concept of bereirah.  Bereirah is a wide ranging concept, appearing throughout Shas,...

Paying for its Worth at the Beginning – Bava Kamma 65

Rav said: A thief must pay the principle according to the value of the stolen object at the time that it was stolen. He...

Exemption when One Admits to a Fine – Bava Kamma 64

The Gemora asks: According to the opinion (63b) who holds that one verse teaches us about the thief himself and the other deals with...

Gematriya – Bava Kamma 63

Rabbi Chiya bar Abba said in the name of Rabbi Yochanan: If a man puts forward a claim of theft (and he swore to...

Placement of the Chanukah Candle – Bava Kamma 62

The Shulchan Aruch (H”M 418:12) and the Rambam (Nizkei Mamon 14:13) rule against Rabbi Yehudah, and hold the store owner liable for his Chanukah...

Taiku in Monetary Halachah – B”K 62

Our Gemora contains two instances of Taiku – an unresolved question.  Taiku’s are very common throughout Shas, and are generally considered a full fledged...

Takkanas Nigzal – Bava Kamma 62

The Gemora lists a number of diverse cases where the Sages applied the rule for the robbery victim, without clarifying in exactly what circumstances...

Burning Hidden Things – Bava Kamma 62

Halachah   The Shulchan Aruch (H”M, 418:13) rules like the Chachamim, that one who burns a fire is not liable for embedded items (tamun).  As the...

Evaluations, Deducting the Food and Black Shoes – B”K 59

Evaluation   By: Rabbi Avrohom Adler   Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary http://www.daf-yomi.org/.   The Gemora explains Rabbi Yishmael to mean that we evaluate the damages based on...

Chasing Away a Lion – Bava Kamma 58

By: Rabbi Avrohom Adler   Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary http://www.daf-yomi.org/. The Mishna had stated: If it fell into a garden and benefitted from it,...