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Theft and Robbery

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This five-part Talmud series will be exploring and analyzing the seventh chapter of tractate Bava Kama, which focuses on the principles related to theft and robbery, and the logic behind the various levels of penalties. You be the judge!

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The Talmud on Theft and Robbery, Lesson 1
Discover the Torah’s principles and parameters behind the prohibition related to theft and robbery. We learn two differing perspectives for defining the prohibition of stealing, providing new depth to understanding the precept.
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1:11:18
The Talmud on Theft and Robbery, Lesson 2
In this Talmud class we are introduced to the principles for when a penalty is incurred for theft, and the varying types of penalization—namely the twofold, fourfold, and fivefold payments.
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1:10:29
The Talmud on Theft and Robbery, Lesson 3
In this Talmud class we delve into the underlying reasoning behind the varying types of penalization—concentrating on the fourfold, and fivefold payments, and thereby discover new layers in committing theft.
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1:20:04
The Talmud on Theft and Robbery, Lesson 4
In this Talmud class we take a closer look into the application of the different types of penalization for theft, and discover the great depth encoded in the precise wording in the Talmud.
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1:17:55
The Talmud on Theft and Robbery, Lesson 5
In this Talmud class we probe deeper into the application of the different types of penalization for theft, and also explore an interesting scenario where a change occurred to the stolen item, thereby altering its value.
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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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