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Money Matters

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This Talmud course will be exploring and analyzing the fifth chapter of tractate Bava Kama, which focuses – among other subjects – on fundamental principles related to monetary litigations and the court procedures for adjudicating them.

The Talmud on Money Matters, Lesson 1
Meet your Talmudic adjuster! This lesson introduces some guiding principles for liability of damages caused by collision of one’s possession and property.
The Talmud on Money Matters, Lesson 2
The Talmud discusses how to resolve monetary disputes. When presented with a monetary doubt, do we have the two sides split the pot or is the burden of proof on the claimant?
The Talmud on Money Matters, Lesson 3
In this lesson we continue to explore the underlying principles on how to resolve cases of monetary doubt.
The Talmud on Money Matters, Lesson 4
Careful examination of a few seemingly extra words in the Talmud, leads us to an argument between Rav and Shmuel related to cancelling a sale.
The Talmud on Money Matters, Lesson 5
We continue to analyze the debate between Rav and Shmuel related to cancelling a sale, and probe the underlying reasoning for each position and thereby discover important monetary principles.
Join the Talmud’s discussion as we explore and debate various selected texts from the vast sea of the Talmud, and gain insight and appreciation of its rich knowledge. This series will help enhance your skills in Talmudic analysis and reasoning, whilst providing a window into the style and language of the Talmud, also known as the Gemara. These courses are taught by Rabbi Binyomin Bitton, an expert Talmudic scholar, who masterfully presents the Talmud’s profound wisdom in a clear, easy to follow, and intellectually stimulating manner.
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