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“Therefore, on account of five reasons mentioned,” concluded Rabbi Dayan, “Mr. Feder can fence his property even though it will block the passageway to the shul. He never explicitly granted this right; the public never did any physical improvement; he had no real reason to protest previously; the shortcut was used only by a select group; and his property rights are listed with the land authority.” (See Pischei Choshen, Nezikin 8:32 [79-84])
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