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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.

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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.
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1:04:33
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.
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54:31
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.
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1:04:24
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.
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1:12:33
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.
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57:09
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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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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