Bava Kamma 89 - Trading in One's Ketubah (Torts)

A married woman can sell her Ketubah with the stipulation that if she is widowed or divorced, the buyer will collect the entire face value of the Ketubah. Still, if she dies during her husband's lifetime, he will receive nothing. Since the buyer takes a significant risk in making such a purchase, the price he pays is steeply discounted from the face value of the Ketubah.

Such a sale should not be made because a man is not allowed to keep his wife even for one hour without a Ketubah.

If the wife injures her husband, he can't collect this speculative value of the Ketubah.

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