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Ketubot 109: She Should Wait for Him until Her Hair Turns White

More mishnayot, with the statements of Admon: When one promises a dowry, but goes bankrupt and can’t provide it, the son-in-law can’t be forced to marry the daughter. But Admon acknowledges that the daughter is stuck in a bind. But does the halakhah follow Admon? Also, another complex mishnah, as Admon’s decision on the case makes clear – when one contests the ownership of a field, even though he has signed on the bill of sale to someone else. How can he still legitimately claim that it’s his field? Plus, a distinction between witnesses and judges in their capacity as notaries. And lastly, a third mishnah: When one is overseas, and the path to that person’s field is lost – because of needing to go through other fields to get there, and he’s been gone long enough… How does he reestablish a path to his field? Either he’s entitled to make the most direct path, or he needs to pay the other owner(s) to be able to make the path again.

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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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