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Ketubot 89: Why We Want Paperwor

A new mishnah – a case of a woman who has her get, but has not yet received her ketubah. She’s entitled to it, and he can’t just claim he already paid it, at least not without taking an oath. Plus, a pruzbol situation. Note that in the “time of danger,” when there were decrees against mitzvot, the Jews would destroy the documents, and being able to procure them became obsolete, during that time. Also, one can bring witnesses to attest to the fact that the couple no longer lives together, etc., if she wants to collect her ketubah after divorce AND death. Plus, the need for a receipt. And another mishnah: a woman who has 2 bills of divorce and 2 ketubot – remarriage to the same marriage, and divorce again.

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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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