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Kiddushin 50: So Many Ways Kiddushin Doesn’t Work

If you think your positions in your mind without articulating them, then they don’t count, even when it’s a positive commitment. Also, 4 new mishnayot: betrothal via shaliach with conditions, like the location of betrothal. What if she has “vows,” for example, as a lien, etc. She needed to be forthcoming monetarily. She needed to divulge any relevant details… or blemishes might be grounds for divorce (not as blemishes, but as undisclosed information). Plus, betrothal with less than the value of a perutah. Likewise, kiddushin for 2 women who are related in such a way as to prohibit kiddushin, via figs, plus they were shemitah produce.

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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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