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The Psychology of Trust

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This Talmud course will explore and analyze the logical arguments and the court procedures for authenticating testimony and establishing trust in witnesses. More specifically, an in-depth analysis of the logic behind two Talmudic principles that validate a claim: ‘Hapeh She’assar’ and ‘Migo’, which are discussed in the second chapter of tractate Ketubot.

The Right to Qualify a Claim
The Psychology of Trust, Lesson 1
Learn the fascinating Talmudic principle of “hapeh she’asar,” which gives a claimant the right to qualify a previous claim to his own advantage.
Jewish Mental Aerobics
The Psychology of Trust, Lesson 2
Join us as we analyze the psychology of trust in claims, and probe the nuance of behind its logic.
Authentication of Documents
The Psychology of Trust, Lesson 3
Familiarize yourself with the age-old system of ‘Kiyum Shtarot’, how the Jewish court verifies the authenticity of documents.
Credibility of the Witness
The Psychology of Trust, Lesson 4
Explore three fundamental principles related to the testimony of witnesses in court.
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