Bava Kamma 91 - Assessment of Weapons (Torts)

"If two men fight together, and one strikes the other with a stone or a fist..."

Says Rabbi Shimon HaTimni: "An extra word 'fist' teaches us that just as a fist, the weapon must be available for inspection," - but Rabbi Akiva disagrees. However, they agree that an assessment is required: the court must assess that the injury was probable and not an accident.

If one humiliates someone with words, he is not liable for any payment; however, the offender may lose his share in the World to Come.

It is forbidden to cut down valuable fruit trees.

Art: Hanging Knife and Jack of Hearts by John Frederick Peto

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