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Gittin 51: Swearing to Prove One’s Honesty

A case of a person who has 2 daughters and 1 son as heirs – the case has its own complications, but the crux of the matter is how much of a given was it that the daughters would inherit from the estate to provide for the daughters’ dowries? Also, when one volunteers to return lost property, the finder doesn’t have to swear that he’s returning everything he found (or who would ever return anything). Why is swearing (or not) a matter of tikkun olam? Plus, how to handle a singular opinion.

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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