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I wanted to know if you have any essays/ articles on the following topic:
“Contracts in Business law vs. contracts in Halakha”.

I also have the following question: I know that in business law an oral contract (vs. written) is very often valid. Is it so in Halakha as well, or does Halakha/ Beis Din require that it be written?

If a jew told his friend that he’ll pay him $500 for service and no contract was signed- Is there a validity to his words?

Thank you,



Please see the following post, which might be helpful.

Regarding your question, when a person gives his word there are times that it is binding. In regard to a service, it would depend on a number of factors, if the services were rendered, why they were canceled, did the person already start working, and would have to be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Best Wishes

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