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Ketubot 85: To the Rightful Owner

How do we establish ownership of property? Consider a good number of cases demonstrating practical financial law — and precedent. Including what happens when one party is considered unreliable with regard to oaths. Note the role of the daughter of R. Hisda (wife of Rava). Plus, the weight of a judge’s assessment. Also, cases of no designated heir, where it’s surprising that the person who died had specific property in his possession (pearls, silver, silk). Or alternatively, when the person who dies has indeed designated an heir, but there might be confusion about that person’s name.

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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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