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The Laws of Nezikin - Damages (Mitzvot 51-52)

How much responsibility does an owner bear when his/her animal causes damage? Why is the ox the paradigmatic damager and what can we learn from this?

The symbolism of the ox.

The responsibility to look out for oneself and distance oneself from danger.

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, Wednesday, November 7th, 2018/29 Marcheshvan 5779