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Friday, February 24

פרשת משפטים - Trivia

A great trivia question for this week's parsha and anybody learning Makkos, courtesy of HaRav Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky, zt"l:

The law of עדים זוממים states that a witness who attempted to make his friend pay a certain amount of money and he is found to be lying and goes through the necessary process of הזמה he must pay the money himself. It is generally assumed that he pays the one he tried to make pay. But what is the source for this? Maybe he should pay בית דין. [For a real challenge stop reading here.]

Said R' Yisroel Salanter, the answer is in Rashi in this week's parsha. And you could go through the entire parsha, and still not find it. Happy hunting! (I'll post the answer as a comment later next week.)

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