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Ketubot 70: Absurd, Outlandish Vows and the Third-party Loopholes around Them

A new chapter, a new mishnah! If a man takes a vow that his wife won’t get any benefit from him, they divorce and she gets the ketubah – with some dispute over the time frame. Likewise, if he swears her off eating from produce, they divorce, she gets the ketubah, and there’s dispute over the timeframe. Likewise, a case where he swears her off adornment or perfume. Also, various parallel cases (Gittin, Nedarim) that inform what the husband swears off in these cases – including when one writes a get to prevent aginut. And the ability to use a third party to provide the benefits that one might truly need.

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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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