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1,549. If a Man Takes a Vow Affecting His Wife
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Hilchos Ishus 12:22 If the wife sold her husband’s possessions, saying that this was necessary to get funds for her food, but the husband claims that he left her food, then she must take an oath of a rabbinic nature to the extent that he did not leave food for her. If she did not […]
1,547. Must the Wife Produce Her Kesubah?
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Hilchos Ishus 12:18 Some authorities were of the opinion that funds are not provided for the maintenance of a woman whose husband traveled abroad or died unless she shows that she has her kesubah, and that if she cannot produce her kesubah, she is not entitled to maintenance. This is out of concern that perhaps […]
1,546. A Husband Who Goes Abroad
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Hilchos Ishus 12:16 Let’s say that a man travels abroad and his wife goes to court to file a claim for her maintenance. She is not given funds for the first three months from the day of her husband’s departure because the assumption is that a man doesn’t go on such a journey without taking […]
1,545. Refusal to Support One’s Family
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Hilchos Ishus 12:14 Just as a man is required to sustain his wife, he is required by the Torah to sustain his children, both boys and girls, until the age of six; by rabbinic enactment, he must support them until they reach the age of majority. If a father does not meet this obligation, he […]
1,544. More About Marital Sustenance
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Hilchos Ishus 12:12 If a husband wants to provide his wife with sustenance appropriate for her on the condition that they take their meals separately, he has this prerogative so long as he eats together with her on Friday nights. Hilchos Ishus 12:13 When a woman has been granted sustenance, any unused surplus belongs to […]
1,543. The Amount of a Wife’s Allotted Sustenance
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Hilchos Ishus 12:10 The amount designated for a woman’s sustenance is bread for two meals every day according to the local practice for the average healthy person. This amount is made according to the type of bread normally eaten in that location – wheat, barley, rice, millet, etc. She is likewise entitled to the foods […]
1,542. Meaningless Conditions
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Hilchos Ishus 12:8 If a man makes a condition to reduce the baseline amount of the kesubah, or if he writes the appropriate amount of 100 or 200 zuz but she writes that she has already received part of that amount when she really didn’t, then this condition is meaningless. This is because if a […]
1,540. Exchanging Rights for Responsibilities
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Hilchos Ishus 12:4 The Sages instituted that a husband’s rights to the product of his wife’s labor corresponds to his obligation to sustain her; the obligation to redeem her corresponds to the right to benefit from her property, and the obligation to bury her corresponds to the right to inherit her kesubah. Therefore, a woman […]