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  • noun Alternative form of ketubah.


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  • The ketubbah was a religious document signed by the groom at the wedding in the presence of two witnesses.

    Morocco: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the ketubbah, which is the contract of marriage.

    CNN Transcript Feb 10, 2007

  • Similarly, the money paid to the woman’s father became the ketubbah, which is an undertaking on the part of the husband to pay his wife that specific sum of money should he divorce her.


  • A newborn boy is a legitimate heir and he inherits even from his deceased mother through the “male offspring,” benin dikhrin, clause of the ketubbah on the first day of his life and if he subsequently dies, his property is passed on to his legitimate heirs (his father, grandfather, paternal uncles and brothers).

    Legal-Religious Status of the Female According to Age.

  • Some poskim regarded AID as adultery requiring divorce and forfeiture of the ketubbah.

    Reproductive Technology, New (NRT).

  • Not all scholars, however, would agree that the ketubbah and the takkanah of Rabbenu Gershom were the products of halakhic enlightenment regarding the status of Jewish woman.

    Divorce: The Halakhic Perspective.

  • In both those cases, most of the halakhic literature uses the term yozi ve-yiten ketubbah, and not kofin oto.

    Divorce: The Halakhic Perspective.

  • Because of the use of the two different phrases, the rabbis of the Israel rabbinic courts are conflicted as to whether such situations in which the terms yozi ve-yiten ketubbah are used are sufficient grounds for issuing a decision “compelling” a husband to divorce his wife; or even merely “ordering” him to do so.

    Divorce: The Halakhic Perspective.

  • In inheritance claims, the women almost always lost; divorce suits by women were rejected out of hand unless they agreed to give up their property and their ketubbah settlement; extortion in cases of doubtful betrothal or reliance on the custom of levirate marriage or halizah were common.

    Levant: Women in the Jewish Communities after the Ottoman Conquest of 1517.

  • Like those using the term “compulsion,” the causes of action in the Talmud that use the term yozi ve-yiten ketubbah are limited.

    Divorce: The Halakhic Perspective.


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