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Liability for Damages

Discovering Talmudic Principles

Join the Talmud’s discussion as we explore and debate the subject of liability for damages and personal injury. This series will help enhance your skills in Talmudic analysis and reasoning, whilst providing a window into the style and language of the Talmud, which is also known as the Gemara. (From the third chapter of tractate Bava-Kama)

The Majority Principle
Liability for Damages, Lesson 1
In this Talmud class, careful analysis of the mishnah’s precise wording leads to a fascinating discovery about the ‘majority’ principle in monetary matters.
Responsibility of Pedestrians
Liability for Damages, Lesson 2
In this Talmud class, we explore a pedestrian’s legal responsibility for damages caused in public areas.
Enforcing the Law Yourself
Liability for Damages, Lesson 3
May we ever take the law into our own hands, or must one always go to the courts – at all costs – to enforce the law?
The Talmud, Rashi and Tosafot
Liability for Damages, Lesson 4
Familiarize yourself with the age old tradition of analyzing the Talmud through the lenses of the opposing super-commentaries.
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