- Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe
- Duration: 23 min
Mitzvah in a Minute (Mishpatim) Helping an animal in distress (teinah u-perika)
- 27 min 23 sec
References: Bava Metzia: 31a, Bava Metzia: 31b, Bava Metzia: 32a, Bava Metzia: 32b
Why do we have to help load or unload an animal? Is it out of concern for animal welfare or out of concern for other human beings? Should it be understood as one of the ethical laws, or as a law about preserving health?