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Cairo Genizah : Responsa

Moses Maimonides

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Responsum in the hand of Moses Maimonides. A schoolteacher was accused of making improper advances to an elderly widow. He insists on his innocence and feels the accusation was made maliciously. He would like to have his accuser and the other gossips in the community excommunicated, and Maimonides is asked to decide what should be done. Maimonides rules that without witnesses the woman’s testimony is invalid under Jewish law.</p>

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