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Ketubot 18: Signing Your Life Away

What happens when two parties have a monetary claim? What level of responsibility is expected for one to be able to stake a legitimate claim? Why does the Gemara talk about a katan, a minor, bit who is clearly past the age of majority? Also, on witnesses – where they claim the signed under duress, then? What does it mean to be compelled to sign sworn testimony? When does testimony line up with this, or does ? || Talmudic Principles: Modeh ba-miktzat. No self-incrimination.

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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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