Chapter 4, Mishna 6, 7
How does the law of marriage contracts intersect with the law of property liens? A husband and wife may not agree to an amount less than the minimum for her marriage settlement, nor may she waive her right to seize his property if she is not paid after the marriage ends. A husband has an absolute obligation to redeem his wife from captivity, even if he is a kohen and she was raped, in which case he’ll be forced to divorce her when she returns. If a wife is kidnapped, raped and held for such a long time that Stokholm Syndrome kicks in, and she acquiesces to her captor, is she permitted to her husband when she returns?
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Opening song: Nigun MTM by Eitan Katz