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Nedarim 70: The Male Claim to the Betrothed Young Woman

More on the husband/father revoking vows – with a parallel to the vow of becoming a nazir. Declaring oneself a Nazir bring a vow, of course. The point comes, though, when the man cannot revoke it – once he’s confirmed it, it’s upheld – or so it seems at first blush. Also, a new mishnah, which introduces new parameters for the difference between the father and the husband – specifically (again), if the father dies. Plus, the sources for this authority, and the complications of the shifts in the woman’s status. Plus, the waiting period between betrothal and marriage, and the implications of it.

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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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