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Ketubot 96: Taking Care of the Widow (Via the Orphans?)

A new mishnah: a widow is provided for from the orphans’ inheritance of the estate. Plus, a Gemara that queries the particulars of the widow’s status, based on the mishnah’s wording. Also, the kindnesses a widow does for her husband’s heirs. Likewise, the services a student provides for his teacher, not including those practices done by a slave. Also, how a widow is paid – with movable property, etc. What if she doesn’t claim her rights? When does she forfeit mezonot? But upon whom is the burden of proof regarding what she’s been paid and what she’s entitled to?

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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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