Bava Metzia 93 - Dealing in Food Entitlement (Finds)

The produce that the worker eats while harvesting is a charitable gift from Heaven, not a fringe benefit of his work, and therefore, he can't assign it to his wife and children.

A person may stipulate that he will not eat from harvested produce in exchange for higher wages. He may also stipulate this for his adult children and his wife since they have an understanding, but not for his minor children or his animals.

Of the four custodians, an unpaid custodian swears concerning every mishap and is not liable; the borrower pays for everything, and the paid custodian and the renter swear if an animal broke a limb, was captured, or died of natural causes.

Art: Boy Eating Grapes by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida


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