Thursday, 30 March 2017

bava batra 67

selling property or the use of the property. 
like glass made of grains of sand, 
courtyards, olive-presses, and bathhouses, are comprised of different parts. 
Some essential to use. and some not.

what is and isn't implicitly included in the sale of courtyards, olive-presses, and bathhouses. The space themselves? fixed items attached to the ground? or the things that give that space it's function?

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

bava batra 66

the forest & the hive

There is a question about items that are attached to the ground, if they are considered fixed, and therefore like the ground, or not. This discussion began with what is included when one sells a house, to what piping would be considered "drawing water" for a mikvah, and now the status of beehives. If they are attached to the ground then removing honey on shabbat would make one as liable as extracting plants from the ground. Or picking fruit from a tree. because there is a pun at play. the word for forest is the same word for beehive. Bava Batra is currently a little dull, but drawing honeycomb trees is rather pleasant. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

bava batra 64

the pit, the path & the parapet. 

why retain ownership without ensuring access? 

and why buy something that isn't completely yours? 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017