Mishnah Shiur Covering

Chapter One

Bava Metzia

by John Chart

a)  Two persons competing for ownership of a chattel considered to be "ownerless" - each claiming that he picked it up first. Which one is entitled?

 

b)  In similar circumstances one claims it is all his, and the other claiming that they have an equal claim. Who acquires?

a)  Two persons competing for ownership of a chattel considered to be "ownerless" - each claiming that he picked it up first. Which one is entitled?

 

b)  In similar circumstances one claims it is all his, and the other claiming that they have an equal claim. Who acquires?

 

c)  One is riding an animal and spots such an object, and asks another to pick it up for him - which one acquires it?

 

d)  One spots an ownerless object and falls upon it to shield it from others, but another comes along and grasps it from under his body - who acquires?

 

e) A field owner sees persons running after to catch your birds trying to fly or lame deer. Can he declare ownership by virtue of ownership of the field? What if the animal objects are not young/lame?

 

f) Can a finder grab items on the ground which are within 4 amos (around 6 feet) from another person sitting or standing nearby?

 

These mishnayis feature underlying principles relating to

 

1.  What is classed as an "ownerless" object?

 

2. What are the physical methods of claiming ownership ? Eg lifting, grasping. Drawing/pulling (eg an animal), and the 4 amos rule

 

3. The significance of and effect of making an oath before the Beth Din.

 

c)  One is riding an animal and spots such an object, and asks another to pick it up for him - which one acquires it?

 

d)  One spots an ownerless object and falls upon it to shield it from others, but another comes along and grasps it from under his body - who acquires?

 

e) A field owner sees persons running after to catch your birds trying to fly or lame deer. Can he declare ownership by virtue of ownership of the field? What if the animal objects are not young/lame?

 

f) Can a finder grab items on the ground which are within 4 amos (around 6 feet) from another person sitting or standing nearby?

 

These mishnayis feature underlying principles relating to

 

1.  What is classed as an "ownerless" object?

 

2. What are the physical methods of claiming ownership ? Eg lifting, grasping. Drawing/pulling (eg an animal), and the 4 amos rule

 

3. The significance of and effect of making an oath before the Beth Din.

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