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Ketubot 2: Unforeseen Circumstances

Introducing the tractate of Ketubot, including the question of defining virginity. And diving right in to the first mishnah – what day of the week is reserved for virgins to marry, as compared to widows? What if there are interferences to this schedule? From the bride’s niddah status to the groom’s illness to the bride’s illness – at what point does his obligation to support her (as per the terms of the wedding) kick in? When an unavoidable circumstance takes place, maybe he is obligated – but also, how unavoidable unpredictable does the interference need to be?

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Anne and Yardaena

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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