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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.

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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.
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56:22
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.
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47:07
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.
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57:06
The Psychology of Trust, Lesson 4
Explore three fundamental principles related to the testimony of witnesses in court.
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Join the Talmud’s discussion as we explore and debate various selected texts from the vast sea of the Talmud, and gain insight and appreciation of its rich knowledge. This series will help enhance your skills in Talmudic analysis and reasoning, whilst providing a window into the style and language of the Talmud, also known as the Gemara. These courses are taught by Rabbi Binyomin Bitton, an expert Talmudic scholar, who masterfully presents the Talmud’s profound wisdom in a clear, easy to follow, and intellectually stimulating manner.
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