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See Nothing, Say Nothing (Witnesses In Monetary Cases)

By stifling your testimony, you deny the litigant this evidentiary benefit.

When A Borrower Must Repay A Loan Twice (Siman 76:1)

The halacha is that first C must repay the two hundred dinarim that are not in dispute.

Daf Yomi

D’tzach, Adash, B’Achav ‘Everyone Is Qualified To Judge’ (Sanhedrin 36b)

Summons To Court And Process Servers

If the plaintiff lives in Chicago and the defendant lives in New York, the plaintiff may not summon the defendant to the bet din in Chicago but only to the bet din in New York.

Expensive Repair

The two decided to approach Rabbi Dayan. Mr. Weil damaged my car, said Mr. Braun. I'd like to have it repaired at a dealer-authorized body shop, but he has a cheaper estimate. Is he liable for the full cost?

Restore Our Judges Of Old (Sanhedrin 2a)

Cases involving fines and punitive damages, kenas, required a court of three judges ordained with authentic semicha.

Revoking The Testimony Of Witnesses (Siman 75:25)

This will render any note the plaintiff may subsequently produce null and void...

Waiving Your Rights

Such a document is legally binding, said Mr. Cohen, but I'm not sure that it's halachically binding.

Daf Yomi

A Parrot Or A Lie Detector? ‘We Admonish The Witnesses’ (Sanhedrin 29a)

The Supreme Court Of Israel

Many contemporary Jews living outside of Israel might treat a summons from the bet din, the Jewish court of law in the Diaspora, like a letter that can be ignored.

‘Who Asked You To Pay?’

When Nosson returned, Gabi said to him: Avi came by for the $100 that you owe him. I paid him for you, so you can give me the $100.

Daf Yomi

Maintaining A Library ‘He Shall Write A Sefer Torah’ (Sanhedrin 21b)

The Promissory Note: A Dangerous Weapon (Siman 75:24)

If the defendant trusted the plaintiff with such a dangerous weapon as a promissory note, he only has himself to blame.

The Three Weeks And The Nine Days

The door to our troubles first opened on that Seventeenth day of Tammuz when Moses walked in on the worshippers of the golden calf and shattered the tablets of the law.

Daf Yomi

Awaiting Elijah ‘Semicha… Is Performed By Three’ (Sanhedrin 13b)

Exceptions To The Hearsay Evidence Rule (Siman 75:23)

Had the plaintiff brought two witnesses to testify in his favor, he would have won the case and judgment would have been entered against the defendant.

Whether Notation Of A Loan In The Deceased’s Ledger Is Sufficient To Require A...

The Rambam, however, was of the opinion that hearsay evidence is not sufficient to require the defendant to take the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial, even if it came from the plaintiff’s father.

Looking For Family

The search continues on in this way up the paternal family tree until it finally locates a living relative.

Witness Dayan

Ari took $200 out of his wallet. He said to two friends at the adjacent table: For the record, see that I'm lending Shalom $200.

Daf Yomi

The Longest Mesechta? ‘We Shall Return To You…’ (Bava Basra 176b)

Honoring The Wishes Of The Deceased

When does the obligation of mitzvah lekayem divrei ha’met apply, and how could it have improved Jill’s position?

Are Defendants Obligated To Rebut Hearsay Evidence Under Oath? (Siman 75:21)

It should, therefore, be deemed insufficient to oblige the defendant to take the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.

Take What You Deserve?

Mr. Gefen approached Rabbi Dayan and related the story. Can I take from the store what I deserve? asked Mr. Gefen.

Daf Yomi

A Shidduch Solution ‘Known In A Town For 30 Days…’ +---------------- (Bava Basra 167b)

The Law Of The Land

Why does the halacha not recognize the validity of wills made in accordance with the law of the land?

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