Lost and Found
Theological Themes in the Laws of Returning Lost Objects
How does spirituality find its place in civil law? The second chapter of tractate B'Ava Metzia deals with the laws of returning lost objects, and property ownership. While on the surface these are interpersonal laws, the rabbis connect them in subtle and more explicit ways to broader theological themes. In this class we will explore the place of God in the civil code through rabbinic and chassidic texts.
Recorded live at the Global Day of Jewish Learning, November 20, 2016. Goldie Guy represented Barnard/Columbia Hillel.