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  • proper n. A tractate (book) of the Talmud which deals with the laws of property.


From Aramaic בבא מציעא ("The Middle Gate") (Wiktionary)


  • The Gemara (Bava Metzi'a 33a) quotes a debate over who qualifies as your rebbe (in the sense of mentor) for various relevant laws, which include rising when he enters a room, tearing your shirt upon hearing of his death, returning his lost items before your father's, leaning during the Passover seder in his presence and issuing an halakhic ruling in his presence or publicly disagreeing with him.

    Hirhurim - Musings


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