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Testimony (Edut)

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Talmudic Principles on Retroactive Disqualification, Lesson 1
Familiarize yourself with the Talmudic principles of Hakchashah and Hazamah—two different classifications of disqualified witnesses.
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This Talmud course will be exploring and analyzing the third chapter of tractate Sanhedrin, which focuses on the principles and ramifications of the collusive witnesses (“eidim zomemim”), and the Talmudic debate on retroactive law.
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 ...
Part II
In Part 1 of this two-part class, we learned about two different categories of witnesses -- witnesses who corroborate the truth and witnesses who actually "make" the truth. In Part 2, we learn how the Jewish people's testimony that G-d exists leads to the...
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"By the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall the one liable to death be put to death; he shall not be put to death by the mouth of one witness." (Deut. 17:6) What does it mean that the Jewish people are "witnesses" to the truth of G-d's exist...
In this week's Torah portion we are commanded to use witnesses to establish the law. There are two types of witnesses; ones that observe and later clarify an event, and ones that are integral to actually establishing and creating the event.
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The witnesses for sighting the new moon
Torah law does not accept the testimony of witnesses who are related to each other. However, with respect to the witnesses required to establish the day a new month begins – via a sighting of the 'new moon' – Rabbi Shimon is of the opinion that the testim...
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).
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