Mordecai David Cohen, Edut ushetarot, Jerusalem: Makhon Yerushalayim, 1983, Pp. 420. - The question of evidence given in writing, as opposed to verbal testimony in the Court, is one of the most complicated in Jewish legal theory. The central problem is the apparent contradiction between the rejection of testimony sent in writing to the Court and the acceptance of written evidence in deeds of sale and the like. If the law refuses to recognise written evidence how are shetarot validated? All the historical sources are surveyed, weighed and analysed in this very learned volume, though entirely on traditional lines. (L.J.)



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