Different categories of women, including converts, captives who were freed, and maidservants – who were expected to have has sexual intercourse, given the circumstances of their lives – unless they completed those statuses prior to being 3 years and one day old. Then they are considered virgins. Plus, recanting one’s childhood conversion (for example). Also, a cases where the unions do not result in a virgin’s ruptured hymen. And the status of “mukat eitz,” where the hymen has been ruptured, but not via sexual intercourse. Plus, the question of when a claim of virginity is to be expected or not relevant. With implications for the ketubah money.
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