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Lost and Found

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This Talmud course will be exploring and analyzing the second chapter of tractate Bava Metzia, which focuses on the obligation to return a lost object to its owner, the principles of ownership, and the Talmudic debate on “Yi’ush”.

The Mechanism of Ownership
Lost and Found, Lesson 1
An introductory overview of the nature of ownership, highlighting three fundamental principles related to ownership.
Found it, Keep it? Part 1
Lost and Found, Lesson 2
When finding a lost object, when are you obligated to return it and when are you permitted to keep it for yourself? Learn the nuanced qualifications of this obligation.
Found it, Keep it? Part 2
Lost and Found, Lesson 3
We continue to explore the various qualifications for the obligation of returning a lost object.
The Definition of ‘Reality’
Lost and Found, Lesson 4
An unprecedented presentation of two Talmudic mindsets: Abaye and Rava.
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