Exodus 22:5
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כִּי תֵצֵא אֵשׁ וּמָצְאָה קֹצִים וְנֶאֱכַל גָּדִישׁ אוֹ הַקָּמָה אוֹ הַשָּׂדֶה שַׁלֵּם יְשַׁלֵּם הַמַּבְעִר אֶת הַבְּעֵרָה:
When a fire is started and spreads to thorns, so that stacked, standing, or growing grain is consumed, the person who started the fire must make restitution. [JPS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What are the parameters of our responsibility for damage that we cause?

2. What are the implications of this text to broader situations of unintentional damage in today's global context?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)