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Ketubot 12: Crying Rape Is Not Crying Wolf

3 mishnayot! The case of a man who eats in his father-in-law’s home in Yehudah, specifically, after betrothal, and with no witnesses that the betrothed couple was not along together… the husband-to-be can no longer make a claim against the wife’s virginity. With the location being key. Also, how the kehunah has impact on the ketubah value. Also, when a husband brings a complaint against his wife’s virginity, and she maintains that she was raped after the betrothal – which he doesn’t accept. The mishnah presents two strong opinions, and the Gemara tackles the question via examples elsewhere in Halakhah. || Talmud Principles on This Daf: minhag hamakom, bari ve-shema, migo.

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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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