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Kesuvos 47


(a) From where does Rav Yehudah Amar Rav learn that the work that a girl produces belongs to her father?

(b) We conclude that this D'rashah is needed for a Na'arah, but that a Ketanah is obvious.
On what grounds is it obvious that the work of a Ketanah belongs to her father?

(c) We try to prove that a girl's work belongs to her father, because if it did not, how could he hand her over to get married?
How do we prove it from there?

(d) We reject this proof however, on the grounds that the father could always be made to reimburse her for her losses.
On what other two grounds do we reject the proof?

2) From where do we learn that a father has the right to ...
  1. ... nullify his daughter's vows?
  2. ... receive his daughter's Get?
(a) We learned in our Mishnah that the girl's father may not eat the Peiros, whereas her husband may.
Why is that?

(b) What does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah say in a Beraisa?

(c) On what grounds does he argue with the Rabbanan?

(a) According to the Tana Kama, if the father wrote into her dowry, fruit, clothes or household articles, but died before the wedding, her husband will not receive these things after the marriage.
Why not?

(b) What is Rebbi Nasan quoted as saying?

(c) According to the Tana Kama of another Beraisa, if the Chasan dies before the wedding, the woman may claim everything.
What does 'everything' incorporate?

(d) What does Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah say?

(a) How do we attempt to connect this Machlokes Tana'im with the previous Machlokes between Rebbi Nasan and the Tana Kama regarding the girl's dowry?

(b) We conclude however, that both Tana'im in the first Beraisa hold like Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah.
How can Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah agree with Rebbi Nasan, who says that the Chasan receives the dowry, despite the fact that the girl's father died before the Chupah?

(c) Why do we go out of our way to establish the first Beraisa like Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah?

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(a) We have already learned that Chazal instituted the dowry against her burial (K'suvasah Tachas K'vurasah).
Against what did they institute ...
  1. ... Mezonos (the obligation for a man to sustain his wife)?
  2. ... Pirkunah (her release from captivity)?
(b) Why did the Tana find it necessary to write 'Lefichach, Ba'al Ochel Peiros'? What might we otherwise have thought should be done with them?

(c) On what basis did they choose the option that they did rather the alternative?

(d) Why did they institute sustenance against her work and the use of her Nechsei mi'Lug against her release from captivity, and not vice-versa?

(a) The Tana of the Beraisa, who explains that (in the Pasuk in Mishpatim [concerning the 'marriage' of a master with his Jewish maidservant]) "She'erah, K'susah ve'Onasah Lo Yigra"), "She'erah" means sustenance.
In what point does he argue with the Tana of the previous Beraisa? (b) According to this Tana, what is the meaning of ...
  1. ... "K'susah"?
  2. ... "Onasah"?
(c) What does Rebbi Elazar learn from the Pasuk ...
  1. ... in Acharei-Mos "Ish Ish el Kol *She'er* Besaro Lo Sikrevu Legalos"Ervah"?
  2. ... in Va'eschanan "*va'Ye'ancha* va'Yar'ivechah"?
(a) According to Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov, all three refer to the same thing.
What is that?

(b) What does he mean when he says ...

  1. ... 'Lefum She'erah, Ten Kesusah'?
  2. ... 'Lefum Onasah Ten Kesusah'?
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