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Kiddushin 45: A Glass of Wine, a Bundle of Vegetables, and the Marketplace

A couple of cases of betrothing a daughter – with a cup of wine, with a package of vegetables in the marketplace. And who’s doing the betrothing? The father of the daughter to the father of a son is a complicated question. And the marketplace complicates matters because it (or the vegetables themselves) may be lacking in respect. Plus, when the mother and father of the daughter each want their daughter betrothed to a relative of each respective side. Also, terumah! Namely, how the minor might be allowed to continue eating terumah, or not. Specifically, if a minor accepts kiddushin without her father’s knowledge. What are the implications to the betrothal? With a dispute over the meaning of the father’s silence (or lack of protest) at the immediate timing.

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Anne and Yardaena

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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