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"Migo" and Trust

Discovering Talmudic Principles

This Talmud course is an in-depth analysis of 'Migo', a Talmudic principle often used by the court to give a claimant the right to validate a claim—as discussed in the third chapter of tractate Bava Batra.

Forged Documents
Audio | 54:09
Forged Documents
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 1
This Talmud class explores Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a reasoning often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. We begin with a real case of litigation presented to the court, which by extension teach us legal principles for authentication of documents.
When a 'Migo' is Invalid
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 2
This Talmud class explores Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a logic often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. We analyze real cases of litigation presented to the court, which probe the limitations of a Migo—challenging us in some Jewish mental aerobics.
Circumventing the Oath
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 3
This Talmud class explores Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a logic often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. We analyze a real case of litigation presented to the court, which examines the validity of a Migo to avoid swearing—challenging us in some Jewish mental aerobics.
The Silver Ingot Case
Audio | 1:03:17
The Silver Ingot Case
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 4
This Talmud class explores Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a logic often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. We analyze a real case of litigation that presented a dilemma to Rabbi Ami, wherein only one witness was produced to verify the claim. The sages examine if this is similar to the famous case of Rabbi Abba’s silver ingot.
The Talmudic Dilemma
Audio | 1:11:54
The Talmudic Dilemma
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 5
This Talmud class explores the Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a logic often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. We analyze a real case that proved difficult for Rabbi Ami to give a ruling, since only one witness was produced to verify the claim. The sages examine if this case is similar to the famous case of Rabbi Abba’s silver ingot.
Status of Single Witness
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 6
This Talmud class explores the Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a logic often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. The Talmud presented a court case involving a dispute over real-estate property, where only one witness was produced to support a claim. We now compare and contrast this case to the famous case of the “silver ingot”, which also had only one witness.
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