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Nailed it. This is the last question in Rabbi Dovid Lichtenstein's Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events. (This entire discussion is summarized from pages 449-462 from that book.) The first angle he approaches the question from is the Mazik of Eish. As recorded in the first several blatt of Bava Kamma, each Av of Nezek has its own characteristic, ...


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I don't know of a source that discusses this case, but I do know of a similar case. What if I stole something of yours and returned it without your knowledge? This is possibly a Machlokes between R' Akiva and R' Yishmael. You see, they argue in a Braisa (BM 40b) about stealing (according to the Ba'al HaMeor - the Rif holds it's discussing Shlichus Yad), and ...


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Mikaan sheniten reshus leropheh lerapos, a doctor has permission to cure you but not cause other ailment. For this they would need to ask permission. I.e. when the doctor prescribes the drug it is as if they are giving it to you directly so would be a mazik if it had side-effects you were not made aware of.


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The Tora is interpreted by 13 midot, as Taught Rabbi Yishmael. One of the 13 is: Klal Uprat Uklal. Here, you have a typical example See Kiddushin 24b. 13 Midot are not a technical-formal method of lecture, but a way to understan the language of the Torah. Torah preferred to teach principles, to give a significate to the rule. Chachamim are alway seeking for ...


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Rambam (based on Kiddushin 25a) writes (Avadim 5:4 (English)): כיצד בראשי אברים: המכה את עבדו בכוונה, וחיסרו אחד מעשרים וארבעה אברים שאינן חוזרין--יצא לחירות, וצריך גט שיחרור. אם כן למה לא נאמר בתורה אלא "שן" (שמות כא,כז) ו"עין" (שמות כא,כו), לדון מהן: מה שן ועין, מומין שבגלוי ואינן חוזרין--אף כל מום שבגלוי שאינו חוזר, יצא העבד בו לחירות.‏ How ...



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