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Ketubot 97: The Ketubah as Capital

Several cases showing how one sells property for the sake of sustenance, but then is entitled to other monies. For example, a widow who sells or rents out the land that she’s inherited for the same of regular income. Plus, the case of one who sells property and then wants to repossess it for her own ketubah! Also, what happens when one prepares to sell something for the needed cash – what happens if the seller no longer needs that cash? Is the sale null and void, or too bad for the seller? Also, 2 mishnayot! First, a widow can sell her husband’s property without worrying about court – but a widow from betrothal needs to go to court. Furthermore, a woman who sold or mortgaged her ketubah needs to deal with court.

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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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