Translation:Shulchan Aruch/Choshen Mishpat/274

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Paragraph 1- If a gentile sold a field to a Jew, and he accepted the money but did not write a document, the field is ownerless and whomever comes first would acquire. This was discussed in Siman 194. Yehoshua instituted 10 conditions in Israel. They are all applicable in the Diaspora as well. The Rambam documents them in Chapter 5 of the Laws of Monetary Damages and the Tur documents them in Siman 274. I don’t know why the Mechaber left them out. Perhaps it is because they are not very relevant given that most of them are only applicable in a place where Jews have fields and vineyards, which is uncommon in the Diaspora. If one wants to understand these laws, he should study them inside. If one had a beehive and the bees left and sat on another’s tree, there are those who say the bee-owner can cut the branch in order to save his beehive and he would pay the value of the tree to the tree-owner. There are those who disagree