Why was the ketubah instituted to begin with? What about the groom who claims she wasn’t a virgin? Is he automatically believed, so he can get out of paying the ketubah? The ketubah protects her in the event of divorce, and this claim isn’t likely to be made lightly. Also, 6 practical cases of how this claim of a new bride not being a virgin is rejected, in protecting the woman. Plus, a mishnah on betrothals that are not consummated, where the ketubah is 200 dinars. Note the word play/derivation of “almanah,” widow.
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