Ketubot
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Shiur #1: The Biblical or Rabbinic Origins of Ketuba At the time of marriage, a husband commits himself to pay an amount of money to his wife in the event of his death or divorce. This commitment is written in the document called a "ketuba." Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #02: Ketubot 2a "Higi'a ha-Zeman ve-Lo Nis'u" - The Delayed Marriage The mishna in the fifth chapter of Ketubot (57b) establishes that after a groom expresses his desire to marry, the first time bride is given twelve months to prepare for the wedding, and a widow is given a period of thirty days. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #03: Ketubot 2b "Oness" in Situations of Gittin The Gemara cites two views concerning a case where a condition for the effectuation of a get is fulfilled as a result of an "oness" - a non-volitional event. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #04: Masekhet Ketubot 3a - "Afke'inhu Rabanan le-Kiddushai'hu" The halakha of "afke'inhu" - the revocation of kiddushin - appears in our sugya with regard to a condition placed upon a get that was fulfilled through an oness (circumstances beyond one's control). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #5: Masekhet Ketubot 3b: "Ve-lidrosh Lehu De-oness Shari" The opening mishna of the masekhet establishes that a betula is married on Wednesday. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #06: Aveilut During the Seven Days of Wedding Celebration Our sugya discusses a situation where a conflict arises between the obligation of simcha (celebration) for a newlywed bride and groom and the obligation of aveilut (mourning). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #7: "Mekalkel be-Chabura" In order to properly understand this sugya, we must discuss several broad sugyot in hilkhot Shabbat, such as "melakha she-eina tzerikha le-gufa," "davar she-eino mitkavein," "pesik reisha," and others. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shlomo Levy Shiur #08: "Mi-tokh She-hutra Le-tzorekh" Amidst the discussion of whether relations with a bride are permitted on Shabbat, the Gemara (7a) cites Rav Papa's comment in the name of Rava permitting these relations on Yom Tov, but not on Shabbat. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #09: Birkat Chatanim "Birkat chatanim [literally, "the groom's blessing"] is recited at the wedding celebration. Rabbi Yehuda says, even at the engagement celebration it is recited ... . Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #10: A Husband's Ability to Declare His Wife Forbidden As we saw in our mishna, Chazal instituted that a first time bride be married specifically on Wednesday. This provision allows for a groom who claims his bride was not a virgin to submit his complaint to the Bet-Din on the following day - Thursday, when rabbinical courts were generally in session. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #11a: Understanding "Sefeik Sefeika" The Gemara (9a) discusses the halakha of Rabbi Elazar that if a groom claims to have discovered on his wedding night that his bride was not a virgin, this claim suffices for her to become halakhically forbidden to him. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #11b: Understanding "Sefeik Sefeika" Part 2 In the previous shiur, we discussed various ways to explain the halakha of sefeik sefeika. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #12: "Muchzakut" With Regard to the Ketuba Payment In every case of monetary dispute brought to a "din Torah," we must determine who has the status of "tovei'a" (plaintiff) and who is the "nitba" (defendant). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #13: Ger Katan The mishna in Masekhet Ketubot (11a) alludes to a process of converting a gentile child. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #14: The Ketuba of One Hundred, and the Ketuba of Two Hundred The mishna in the fourth perek (51a) teaches that even if the husband never wrote a ketuba to his wife at the time of their marriage, the wife nevertheless collects the ketuba payment upon divorce or the husband's death. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #15: Bari ve-Shema The first rule of monetary litigation (dinei mammanot) asserts, "ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-re'aya" - literally, the one who comes to extract money shoulders the burden of proof. The accused, who physically possesses the disputed item or money, is given the overwhelming 'benefit of the doubt,' while the plaintiff must provide powerful evidence to mandate a favorable verdict. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Ezra Bick Shiur #16: "Ra'uha Medaberet" (13a) The Second Debate Between Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Yehoshua Masekhtot - Iyun
Harav Baruch Gigi Shiur #17: Ketubot 13a: "Le-Divrei Ha-makhshir Ba, Makhshir Be-vita" The mishna (13a) cites a dispute between Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Yehoshua concerning a woman who had a relationship with a man of unknown identity. Masekhtot - Iyun
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Shiur 18: Ketubot 14a: "Almanat Isa" The mishna (13a) had addressed two cases where a question arose as to whether the woman involved is permitted to marry a kohen. Masekhtot - Iyun
Dr. Moshe Koppel Shiur #19: Ketubot 15a Rov and Kavua The Gemara on 15a begins discussing the relationship between rov and kavua. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Ketubot 15B Today we shall begin studying the second chapter of Ketubot (15b), but the first topic that we shall learn is based entirely on the last pages of the first chapter (12b and on), and the disagreements between Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Yehoshua discussed there. By its very nature, this shiur does not come to open a new topic of discussion, but to complete the discussion of certain topics that have already been studied. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Ketubot 16a Today we shall shift our attention from the position of Rabban Gamliel to that of Rabbi Yehoshua. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Ketubot 16a: "Most Women are Married as Betulot" Introduction: The disagreement between Rav and Shmuel whether or not we follow a Rov (majority) in monetary matters... Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Ketubot 17: A Deceased Person, A Bride and A King The baraita deals with the orders of precedence with respect to a king, a deceased person and a bride. Why is a bride given preference over a deceased person? Does this apply even to the deceased person's relatives who are mourning over him? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Shmuel Shimoni Ketubot 17a-18: A Chazaka of Three Years Our passage opens a window on the issue of a chazaka of three years. On what is the mechanism of this chazaka based? What is its force? How does this impact on the nature of the protest that must be made by the original owner and on the issue of protest not in the occupant's presence discussed in our passage? Masekhtot - Iyun

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