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Kiddushin 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 13, 2016 | ג׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

A woman is acquired in 3 ways and gets herself out of it in 2 ways.  What kind of acquiring is going on here?  Is it like buying an object? Or is there something more than that?  Why is the subject the woman is acquired and not the man acquires? Why is the root kinyan (acquiring)…

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Kiddushin 3

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 14, 2016 | ד׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

Why did the mishna use the term derachim instead of devarim.  The gemara compares different mishnayot that employ the same term in order to resolve the question. Why does the mishna give numbers and not just cite the options. From where does the gemara learn that kiddushin can be done with money and that if the girls…

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Kiddushin 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 15, 2016 | ה׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

From where do we derive that a man can marry a woman through money and that if she is a minor or a na’ara the money goes to her father?  This discussion continues from yesterday’s daf as conclusive proofs are now brought and examined in light of other sources. Study Guide Kiddushin 4

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Kiddushin 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 16, 2016 | ו׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

From where do we derive that kiddushin can be effected through sexual relations and through a document?  How does Rav Huna learn that chuppa can also effect kiddushin? Kiddushin with money requires that a declaration be made. what if the woman makes that declaration? Does that work? Study Guide Kiddushin 5

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Kiddushin 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 17, 2016 | ז׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

Kiddushin  has to be effected with a declaration like “behold you are bethrothed to me. What other wording can effect kiddushin?  What about by divorce? Are there situations where no declaration is necessary? One cannot bethroth a woman with money in a case that she borrowed money and he says that the money she owes will…

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Kiddushin 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 18, 2016 | ח׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

A woman can be betrothed if she asks the husband to give the money to someone else and doesn’t receive the money herself or if the husband himself doesn’t put up the money.  Rava explains where we derive this from.  Can she be the one to give the money? If so, why does that work? Can one betroth a…

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Kiddushin 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 20, 2016 | י׳ באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

A woman asks a man for something and he says: “If I give it to you will you marry me?”  If she accepts it from him is she married?  Does it depend on what her response is?  How do you do kiddushin with a document?  In what ways is it similar to a document of…

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Kiddushin 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 21, 2016 | י״א באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

A continuing discussion of Rabbi Yochanan and Rebbi’s positions on the source for kiddushin/betrothal effected by sexual relations.  2 other questions are asked.  Is kiddushin by sexual relations effected by the beginning of the act or the end?  Is kiddushin is done by sexual relations, does that same act also effect the marriage or only…

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Kiddushin 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 22, 2016 | י״ב באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

Why does Beit Shammai hold that the money required for betrothal is significantly higher than the amount Beit Hillel says?

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Kiddushin 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 23, 2016 | י״ג באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

More opinions are brought about why Beit Shammai require a dinar for marriage.  The gemara moves to explain Beit Hillel’s opinion that she can be married with a pruta.  What is the value of that pruta?  What if the item is something that fluctuates in value?  What if it was worth less but somewhere else…

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