Pg 2: Whenever the sages instituted a deadline of midnight, it’s really until dawn – in order to safeguard from sin.
Pg 31: The calculation of a year for real-estate purchases is determined by the day and the hour of purchase.
Pg 32: Definition of a “walled city”: at least 3 courtyards of at least 2 houses each surrounded by a wall from the times of Joshua son of Nun.
Pg 33: City design: A Levite city needs to be surrounded by 1000 ‘amot’ (about a foot) of greenery and 1000 ‘amot’ of fields & vineyards.
Pg 30: R’ Yosef: A mouse is not the cause of the theft, it’s the hole (it’s not the thief, it’s the buyer’s fault). Abaye: If there’s no mouse, what difference does the hole make? (if there’s no thief, it doesn’t matter if there is a buyer). R’ Yosef: We fine the person in possession of the stolen goods (the buyer).
Pg 29: Land outside of Israel is equivalent to movable possessions of Israel (meaning the laws and restrictions of Israel land-transfer don’t apply to other lands).
Pg 28: R’ Ila: The High Court of Usha enacted: One should never give more than one fifth of his wealth to charity.
Pg 27: The original owner of a consecrated field is pressured to redeem it. It is dear to him, so he is willing to pay more. It’s a commandment for him to redeem it and he must pay a fifth over the redemption price.
Pg 26: Case: A man bought a field from his father, consecrated it to the Temple and then his father died. R’ Meir: The field isn’t consecrated (it wasn’t his yet). R’ Shimon & R’ Yehuda: It is.
Pg 25: R’ Yishmael’s academy: If a man consecrated a field to the Temple, no one but his son can redeem it (buy it back) and award it back to the father. A daughter cannot.
Pg 24: If a man consecrated all his belongings to the Temple, it does not include the clothing of his wife or children, nor clothing dyed for them, nor shoes bought for them.
Pg 23: A man does not sin to benefit someone else, if it does not benefit him.