More on the blemishes. Noting that people with blemishes did indeed get married – even when there was knowledge of them in advance. Plus, some classic Gemara discussion and logic on a husband’s claim regarding a preexisting blemish, and why preexisting alone doesn’t decide the case. Also, the transactional basis of these marriages – and two parallel cases to them: 1. Transferring ownership of animals. 2. The status of an animal that is examined to be shechted. (With a hint to the much larger discussion of kinyan, a formal act of acquisition). Also, note the question of the burden of proof.
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