About the Book
The Book of Acquisition is the 12th book in the “Mishne Torah”, it deals with the ways of accquistion according to Jewish laws: Assets, collection of property and the process of purchasing, profiting from the ownerless and gifts (including inheritance), neighborly relations, laws of courierers and parternships and finally laws of slavory.
Structure of the Book:
The Laws of Acquisition:
How is ownership passed? What are the rules of promising buying or selling? Can you purchase on conditions? What are the limits of exorbitant pricing, fraud? What are the limits of permissible error? What is deceit? What is included in the sale?
The Laws of Acquisition and Gifts:
How do you acquire ownerless articles? How do you recieve ownership of a gift? What are the rules of inheritances?
The Laws Governing Relations Between Neighbors:
What are the permissible relationships between neighbors and what is forbidden? How do you remove dangerous factors? What are the laws regarding the prefrance a neighbor has when selling your land?
The Laws Governing Relations with Agents and Partners:
Who can call upon a courier and who can be a courier? What are the rules regarding building and dismanteling partnerships? How does division of property take place?
The Laws Governing Servants:
What are the conditions under which a person comes to be sold? How are Jewish and non-Jewish slaves supposed to be treated?
Example Pages From the Book
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The Book of Judges
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