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Ketubot 55: Intent to Marry

A new chapter (5), a new mishnah: on the value of the ketubah, and the possibility that the husband add to the baseline sums of 200 dinar for a virgin and 100 for a widow/divorcee. The question of whether she’d get that extra if they were only betrothed is a machloket. Also, the question of whom to follow in that machloket — spoiler: R. Elazar ben Azariah, on his convincing presumption about the intent to marry. Plus, terumot and ma’aserot, and R. Shimon Shizuri’s on intent and assessments.

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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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