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Ketubot 40: Putting a Price on Humiliation

3 mishnayot: 1. An orphan who is betrothed and then gets divorced – and is then raped, what penalty does the rapist get? [Who’s Who: R. Elazar ben Shamua] Also, defining “boshet”/humiliation. And how to determine the paymenyin compensation for having caused boshet. Plus, the fixed sum as established in the Torah. Also, a father who can sell his minor daughter… and why he can’t receive any penalty in the event of her rape.

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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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