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Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik

Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik

67. Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik One who injures another must pay for any physical damage, as it says “[And if a man causes a physical defect in his friend it shall be done to him as he did…] an eye in place of an eye…”.1 He must...
Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik

Robbery and Loss – Gezeilah va-Aveidah

66. Robbery and Loss – Gezeilah va-Aveidah It is forbidden to rob or to cheat (i.e., to retain someone’s property forcibly even if it was acquired legally), as it says “You shall not cheat your friend and you shall not rob”.1 If one does so he...
Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik

Theft – Geneivah

65. Theft – Geneivah It is forbidden to steal, as it says “You shall not steal”.1 A thief must pay double; and if he steals an ox or sheep and sells it (or gives it away) or slaughters it he pays for five oxen or four sheep [as it says “If a...
Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik

Damage by Property

K. Damages – Nezikin “In the eleventh book I will include commandments regarding the relationship between a man and his fellow-man in which damage to person or property is initially involved. And I have called this book the Book of Damages.” 64....
Injurer and Damager – Chovel u-Mazik

Baths – Mikvaos

63. Baths – Mikvaos A impure person or utensil (except for earthenware or glass) becomes pure by immersion in [a sufficient quantity of] water that is on the ground, as it says [“And he shall wash all his flesh in water and be impure until evening”,1...