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Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:21 PM

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Kesubos 59 - Keep the Open Door Open

Davar sheh’lo bah la’olam is always a fascinating sugyah. So many different shitos, possibilities, and nuances. On 58b we saw that Shmuel holds that the maah-kesef weekly-allowance that the husband is (more…)

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 10:41 PM

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Kesubos 58 - On the Home Front

The twelve month deadline has come and gone, but the chassan is still stalling. For some reason, he is not yet ready to have the chasunah and carry out nisuin. At such a point, he becomes obligated to (more…)

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Monday March 30, 2015 9:38 PM

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Kesubos 57 - Time Flies…Or Does It?

One of the major differences between then and now is how the process of marriage would transpire. The Mishna tells us that, after a girl would become mekudeshes, there was a waiting period. And that (more…)

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Sunday March 29, 2015 10:28 PM

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Kesubos 56 - You are their Rock of Gibraltar

In the Mishna, Rabi Meir argues with Rabi Yehuda and says that under no circumstances can one (more…)

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Thursday March 26, 2015 9:30 PM

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Kesubos 53 - Financial Worries, A Force to Be Reckoned With

What if she sold her kesubah? She was pressed for cash, so she sold it. Now, no one is going to buy it for the total, potential value that it represents. After all, the kesubah is only worth what is written in it (more…)

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 10:22 PM

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Kesubos 52 - Inject a Spirit of Magnanimity

Kesubas bnin dichrin. It’s a very interesting takanah, and the rationale behind it is no less interesting. If a woman dies during her husband’s lifetime, her husband inherits her. Then, when he passes on, all (more…)

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Kesubos 51: Paying for Alternative Medicine

Tuesday March 24, 2015 11:36 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Tuesday March 24, 2015 10:22 PM

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Kesubos 51 - Mum’s the Word

“Chieftains withheld [their] words, and the palm [of their hands] do they place upon their mouth (Iyov 29:19).” This is the pasuk that Rav applied to Avuha d’Shmuel when he responded with silence (more…)

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Kesubos 50: Inflation and Gift-Giving

Monday March 23, 2015 11:19 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Monday March 23, 2015 10:17 PM

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Kesubos 50 - Go for the Gold

“Abundance and wealth is in his home, and his righteousness stands forever.” Both explanations that (more…)

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Kesubos 49: Who to Save

Sunday March 22, 2015 11:18 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sunday March 22, 2015 10:27 PM

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Kesubos 49 - Chupah, The Path to Independence

The discussion at the beginning of today’s Daf revolves around the permanence of the effects of mesiras ha’av l’shluchei ha’baal. The (more…)

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Kesubos 46: Paying Eidei Kiddushin

Friday March 20, 2015 4:46 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Thursday March 19, 2015 11:11 PM

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Kesubos 46 - The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts, Or is it?

The Gemara is trying to prove that the word lokeh can sometimes be used to refer to a monetary (more…)

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 11:12 PM

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Kesubos 45 - Accepting Limitations Generates the Greatest Strength

The witnesses came after she was fully married. Nisuin already took place. However, their testimony pertains to what happened when she was an arusah, still living in her parents’ home. It was then that (more…)

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Kesubos 44: Concealing Documents

Tuesday March 17, 2015 10:35 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Monday March 16, 2015 11:25 PM

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Kesubos 43 - Acknowledging Our Deficiencies

The maskana is that we do have a proof from the Mishna. The reason, explains Rava, is that it doesn’t read properly if you take it at face value. How can it say, “Her wages and objects she found, even if she (more…)

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Kesubos 42: Betting Against an Inheritance

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:43 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sunday March 15, 2015 10:46 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 42 - It’s All with a Plan

Twenty two years. That’s a long time from just about anyone’s perspective. And that is how long Rabbah and Rav Yosef - and by extension the entire Torah world of that time - had to endure not (more…)

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Thursday March 12, 2015 10:12 PM

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Kesubos 39 - It Just Isn’t Worth It

The Chachamim hold that she does not get paid any kesubah, and Rabi Yosi holds that although she doesn’t get  (more…)

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Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:30 PM

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Kesubos 38 - Ups and Downs

We already have the pasuk that says lo sikchu chofer l’nefesh rotzeiach, from which we learn that someone who is subject to the death penalty cannot redeem himself through monetary payment; so (more…)

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Tuesday March 10, 2015 11:42 PM

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Kesubos 37 - It’s Not So Black and White

How do we know that someone who is chayav misah of sayif that it is executed at the neck? Says the Braisah, from the pasuk of v’atah tevaer ha’dam ha’naki mi’kirbecha, from which we learn a hekesh of shofchei damim, (more…)

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Kesubos 36: Buying “As Is”

Monday March 9, 2015 11:20 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Monday March 9, 2015 10:30 PM

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Kesubos 36 - People Don’t Throw Away Money for Nothing

As we learned in earlier dapim, a woman who was captured by Goyim cannot marry a Kohein unless one of two things is true. Either we only know she was captured from her own admission, and she (more…)

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Kesubos 35: Damages from Shabbos Candles

Sunday March 8, 2015 11:43 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sunday March 8, 2015 10:36 PM

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Kesubos 35 - Just a Little Potch?

We’re still in it; that is, the sugyah of mamon u’malkos, and if and how we divide it. One of the points that we’ve seen is not a subject of dispute is choveil ba’chaveiro. If one person physically harms (more…)

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Thursday March 5, 2015 11:46 PM

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Kesubos 32 - Not Too Much

It’s a long back and forth, this discussion of whether in general the guy gets the monetary penalty or malkos when they coincide. But the yesod of the whole sugyah is one, as the Gemara says in the (more…)

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Kesubos 30: Paying for Shabbos Damages

Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:52 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Tuesday March 3, 2015 11:17 PM

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Kesubos 30 - If I am Only for Myself What am I?

Even though Rabi Nechunyah ben Ha’Kaneh holds that kareis can exempt one from having to pay money, says Rav Chisdah, he agrees that one who steals cheilev and eats it is obligated to (more…)

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Monday March 2, 2015 11:02 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 29 - Personal Rights

The Gemara is bothered by the fact that the Mishna says, “These are the maidens who receive knas,” and only proceeds to enumerate those who either have some type of pesul or drawback, or whose (more…)

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