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The Talmud on Real Estate, Lesson 5
This Talmud series presents a Talmudic perspective on real estate and proof of ownership. In this class we explore case study of a dispute over property and learn the Talmudic principle of ‘hakchasha’ (contradictory witness testimony).
The Torah prohibits speaking falsehood and bearing false witness in court. The codifiers list this as just one of Judaism’s 365 negative commandments. Yet Maimonides singles out the offense as one of the most disgraceful in Torah.
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