A new mishnah – where a husband sells the field that is the guarantee of the ketubah (for two wives, no less). Note the importance of the formal act of acquisition here (kinyan). Plus, the woman’s ability to give up her right to a field that is supposed to guarantee the ketubah – but why? Plus, speech acts in this halakhic context. Also, when a man bequeaths his property to a woman who is unmarried, with the stipulation that she leave it to a specific person, but then she marries, dies, and her husband inherits that same property. Now what? There are a variety of views on this scenario, which leads to convolutions of repossession. Plus, closing the chapter – applying the principles to a creditor.
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