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Sunday March 22, 2015 10:27 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

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

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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

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

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

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

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

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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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Sunday March 1, 2015 11:38 PM

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Kesubos 28 - Responsibility Makes Responsible

The Mishna enumerates those matters about which we can rely on the testimony of an adult who is telling us what he remembers from his childhood. For example, if there is a shtar upon which his (more…)

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Thursday February 26, 2015 11:30 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 25 - You’re Shy? Good for You!

One of the ways it can be established that a man is a Kohein, such that we will allow him to receive terumah, is if he is a regular receiver of the zeroah, lechayayim, and keivah. Those are the three parts (more…)

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Kesubos 24: The Power of a Chazakah

Wednesday February 25, 2015 11:15 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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Wednesday February 25, 2015 10:36 PM

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Kesubos 24 - A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

What is the extra chiddush that we see from the Mishna of two women who came out of Gentile captivity and each one said that neither one of them was violated? What yediah was lacking from the (more…)

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Tuesday February 24, 2015 11:33 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 23 - Powerful Words, Powerful Minds

The mechanism of peh sheh’assar mandates that it is the subject’s own admission that is the only source of our knowledge of that which (more…)

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Monday February 23, 2015 11:38 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 22 - A Living Seifer Torah

A woman, whom we do not recognize, comes to town and wants to marry. The local Beis Din asks her what her status is, and she responds that she used to be married but she subsequently got divorced. (more…)

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Kesubos 20: Burying Severed Limbs

Monday February 23, 2015 1:09 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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Kesubos 18: The Good Samaritan Laws

Friday February 20, 2015 12:44 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 February 19, 2015 10:35 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 18 - A Person Cannot Make Himself into a Rasha

The shtar needs a kiyum. If the eidim themselves do not come in to substantiate their signatures, we (more…)

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Kesubos 17: Sheva Brachos vs. Bentching

Thursday February 19, 2015 12:43 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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Wednesday February 18, 2015 11:23 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 17 - The Ignominious Moments of Greatness

Keitzad merakdin lifnei ha’kallah. Definitely one of the better known sugyos in Kesubos, even if it is (more…)

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