Mishnah; A Digest of the Basic Principles of the Early Jewish Jurisprudence

Mishnah; A Digest of the Basic Principles of the Early Jewish Jurisprudence : Baba Meziah (Middle Gate), Order IV, Treatise II

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...and consequently are not deceived thereby (Rashi to Gemara 60a). same); he may likewise buy wine from five different presses and put it into one cask, provided he has not the intention of mixing it (32). Rabbi Judah says: "A storekeeper is not permitted to distribute parched ears or nuts to little ones, because he induces them thereby to buy all their necessities at his place"; the sages allow it (33). He further maintains that a storekeeper is not allowed to sell below (spoil) the current market price. The sages say that we have to be grateful to him for such an act (34). A store-keeper must not sift pounded-beans (35). The sages (32). A merchant is permitted to mix and sell fruits of different fields because the buyers are aware of the fact that a merchant generally buys fruit from various dealers or peasants, and therefore are not deceived thereby, unless the merchant makes a false representation that the fruits have been produced by one and the same field (Rashi to I. c). (33). The view of the sages is the prevailing law (Maimonides, Commentary on the Mishnah). (34). The Gemara 60b says that the sages allow it for the reason that it will encourage competition. Their view is upheld by Maimonides and many other jurists. (35). He must not separate the waste from the beans and sell them at a higher price than if they repermit it; they, however, admit that he must not sift the beans only from the top of the bin, because this tends to deceive the eye (of the purchaser). The embellishment of slaves, animals or implements (that are to be sold) is prohibited (36). mained unsifted, because, as there is no fixed market price for sifted beans, there may be room open for deception. (36). The seller must not dye a bondman's gray beard...show more

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