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Kesubos 81: Buying a Goldfish

Friday April 24, 2015 2:54 AM

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Thursday April 23, 2015 10:34 PM

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Kesubos 81 - Thorny Problem, Simple Solution

He wants to sell one of the properties. It’s a fantastic deal, and he desperately wants to close. There’s one little problem, though. The property is not his. Well, it is, but it isn’t. They belonged to his (more…)

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Kesubos 80: The Photographer’s Job

Wednesday April 22, 2015 11:18 PM

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:39 PM

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Kesubos 80 - Speak Up!

He has the skills. The husband himself is an experienced agriculturalist and would have no problem working the fields that his wife brought into their marriage (as nichsei melug) on his (more…)

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Kesubos 79: Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Tuesday April 21, 2015 11:26 PM

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Tuesday April 21, 2015 10:15 PM

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Kesubos 79 - Money Matters

It’s a question of which option is a better investment. The wife got a yerusha of cash - about which the halacha is that the money is invested, the wife retains ownership of the principal, and the (more…)

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Kesubos 78: Boruch Sepatrani for a Girl

Monday April 20, 2015 11:41 PM

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Monday April 20, 2015 10:32 PM

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Kesubos 78 - Embarrassing but Necessary, What to Do?

Al ha’chadashim anu boshin - it’s embarrassing enough, exclaimed Rabban Gamliel, that she cannot (more…)

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Sunday April 19, 2015 11:17 PM

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Kesubos 77 - You Never Know…

Fascinating. Incredibly, incredibly fascinating. That really is the only way that this story about Rabi (more…)

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Thursday April 16, 2015 10:19 PM

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Kesubos 74 - Shlichus: Yes You Can!

Rav Acha had a nephew whose name was also Rav Acha. The former was bar Yaakov and the latter was breih d’Rav Ika. Ika was married to the older Rav Acha’s sister. In any event, when Rav Acha bar (more…)

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Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:12 PM

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Kesubos 73 - Ratzon, True Individuality

One of the many sources quoted to challenge Rabbah’s position is the Braisah that casts the machlokes regarding a case where a man was mekadeish an isha through the medium of biah with the (more…)

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Tuesday April 14, 2015 11:20 PM

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Kesubos 72 - Expanded Consciousness

We can understand, says the Gemara, that if a husband forbids his wife from attending simchos by force of a neder that he should have (more…)

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Monday April 13, 2015 11:18 PM

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Kesubos 71 - Sinister Silence

What is the difference? Why is it that in one case we give him time and in the other case the demand is immediate? Back in perek Af Al Pi, we saw the Mishna about a husband who forbade tashmish ishto (more…)

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Sunday April 12, 2015 11:19 PM

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Kesubos 70 - Same Words, Different Meaning

As far as his wife is concerned, it’s completely straightforward. He has an obligation to provide for her, he caused all the trouble by forbidding her to benefit from him by force of a neder (either when they (more…)

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Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:33 PM

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Kesubos 66 - Ashreichem Yisrael!

One million gold coins. That was the amount written in her kesubah. And that was only the nedunyah she got from her father. Her (more…)

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Monday April 6, 2015 11:09 PM

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Kesubos 65 - All It Takes is a Bit of Thoughtfulness

Why does she need a new pair of shoes for every one of the shloshah regalim if she is only entitled to a new set of clothing once a year? (more…)

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Thursday April 2, 2015 9:17 PM

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Kesubos 60 - Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li

How are you supposed to know? That is what the Gemara asks on the shitah that holds that we have to do a check to see if this baby is familiar with his mother and therefore will not nurse from any other (more…)

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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

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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

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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

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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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