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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #75/Daf 76

By way of review, we saw previously that when there is a claim that the bride has a מוּם that the groom finds unacceptable, the burden of proof varies dependent on the time of discovery. That is, if it came … Continue reading

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Time Does Not Flow. We do.

The following is from an online reading resource discovered recently, Psyche, that often prompts deep reflection: “As you read this article, time will seem to pass. Right now, you are reading these words, but now you are reading these ones. What was present … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #74/Daf 75

We pick things up on דף ע״ד עמוּד ב, having differentiated between someone who married someone conditionally based on a נֶדֶר, and whether if that נֶדֶר was disavowed by בֵּית דִין it could salvage the marriage. R’ Meir says the … Continue reading

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Rabbi Wanefsky’s Umwelt

Hard to believe that it has been 22 years since Rabbi Joseph Wanefsky passed away. Who is Rabbi Wanefsky, you ask? It seems that he was an iconic figure in and around Yeshiva University for many years, but personally I … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #73/Daf 74

I’m going to depart from the usual survey format of Blog Yomi, and instead do a deep dive into one aspect of today’s Daf, found on דף ע״ד עמוּד ב. First, let’s cite the passage of interest in the Gemara: … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #72/Daf 73

We begin with a Mishnah on דף ע״ב עמוּד ב, discussing cases of women who entered marriage under mistaken assumptions. (You know what happens when you assume …) הַמִּקְדָּשׁ אֶת הָאִשָּׁה עַל מְנָת שֶׁאֵין עָלֶיהָ נְדָרִים, וְנִמְצְאוּ עָלֶיהָ נְדָרִים — … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #71/Daf 72

We’re up to the Mishnah on דף ע״א עמוּד ב: הַמַּדִּיר אֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ שֶׁלֹּא תֵּלֵךְ לְבֵית אָבִיהָ, בִּזְמַן שֶׁהוּא עִמָּהּ בָּעִיר — חוֹדֶשׁ אֶחָד יְקַיֵּים, שְׁנַיִם יוֹצִיא וְיִתֵּן כְּתוּבָּה. וּבִזְמַן שֶׁהוּא בְּעִיר אַחֶרֶת — רֶגֶל אֶחָד יְקַיֵּים, שְׁלֹשָׁה — יוֹצִיא … Continue reading

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The Surprise Saguaros Roster for 2022

I blogged last month that the Phillies prospects would be playing for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, which begins next month. The preliminary roster for the Saguaros was released today. Six prospects are included, three position players … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #70/Daf 71

We’re about seven lines from the bottom on דף ע עמוּד ב, considering how one can go about helping another individual who is down on his luck, if he had previously make a נֶדֶר (vow) not to help him. גּוּפָא: … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #69/Daf 70

We begin a new perek – הַמַּדִּיר, the seventh in Kesubos. Normally we think of “wedding vows” in a positive light that binds the couple. But our Daf opens on דף ע עמוּד א with a Mishnah that discusses cases … Continue reading

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