[Shanah tovah! This episode is for Monday, September 25, the first day of Rosh Hashanah] More connections between yibum and the granting of a woman’s ketubah, and other property considerations, as the yavam technically gets his hands on the property of the dead brother. Plus, a question how the yavam can come into control of her property – isn’t it hers? Resh Lakish responds definitively that, yes, it’s hers (which emends the mishnah!). Also, how the ketubah puts a lien on the husband’s property – and how it was a surety for the wife even when the ketubah was a specific item, rather than the sum it came to be later. And how the sages made sure that divorce wouldn’t be too easy, lest it be the result of a (normal) fight between the couple. Plus, the decree by Shimon ben Shetach establishing a ketubah that protects the woman better. [Who’s Who: Shimon ben Shetach] PS: What are the implications for decorative ketubot?
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