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If the damage was unintentional, then he is exempt if he caused minor damage. from payment - Rama 695:2, Matei Moshe 1013, see Bais Yosef 695. Refer to Meseches Succah 45a, Rashi “miyad, Tosfas “miyad,” Shulchan Aruch C.M. 378:9. See Pri Megadim Eishel Avraham 7. Mishnah Berurah 695:13, see Refer to Bach (yeshonos) 62. There is an opinion in the poskim ...
Good question. A freed slave did not go to another master. He obtained the status of a full-fledged Jew. (In fact, many of the laws pertaining to converts in the Talmud are actually phrased as "converts and freed slaves.")
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein has a responsum to someone who's trying to repent for all sorts of stuff stolen long ago. If it's impossible (or even unfeasible) to return the actual item, then just its value should be repaid to the victim. The Talmud's example here is if I know I stole this beam from Mr. Smith, but I've now built a mansion centered on this beam. The ...
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