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Ketubot 78: He Gets the Fruits of Her Property

Chapter 8! With a new mishnah, of course. On usufruct property that a wife brings into the marriage, and the husband has the right of the produce of the property. For example, when a woman inherits prior to her betrothal. But what happens if she’s already betrothed? It’s a machloket between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai. Plus, an expressed discomfort with the halakhah as it’s determined here. Plus, what if he doesn’t know about the inheritance?! Also, a mishnah that is compared to Takanat Usha – on this kind of property, specifically. And again, what if the husband didn’t know about the property she inherits? So much is property law, so much seems to be decided on a case by case basis, which is not always our norm.

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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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