Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Skip to content

Ketubot 42: Seduction Is Not Consent

A new chapter, a new mishnah. In the event of a seduction or rape, the compensation for degradation, humiliation, and the fine go to her father. Unless he has died and then there’s a machloket whether the funds go to her brothers or to herself. Plus, the Gemara’s assumption that seduction involves her decision to participate – and yet he must pay compensation. Which calls into question the assumption that she’s a willing participant. Also, the ongoing machloket between R. Yosef and Rabbah [Who’s Who: Rav Yosef].

Click here for the Talking Talmud podcast on Ketubot 42.


To listen: Click the link above. Or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Or join the Talking Talmud WhatsApp group, and receive the link as soon as it goes up.


Please like our Facebook page and join our conversation there: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener

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!"
Scroll To Top