A. (1) Most famous is the “Maakeh” roof-top fence in Deut 22:8. This law represents all laws regarding safety and accident prevention. (2) Ethics of our Fathers encourages us to “make a fence around the Torah” which refer to Rabbinic decrees and ordinances designed to preserve and protect observance of the Torah’s Laws. (3) The opening pages of Talmud tractate Bava Basra deal with optional and obligatory privacy and protective fences of neighboring properties.