Audio by Rabbi Avrohom Zucker

A father is under no obligation to maintain his daughter. This exposition was made by R. Eleazar b. Azariah in the presence of the Sages in the vineyard of Jabneh: [since it was enacted that] the sons shall be heirs [to their mother`s Kethubah] and the daughters shall be maintained [out of their father`s estate, the two cases may be compared:] as the sons cannot be heirs except after the death of their father, so the daughters cannot claim maintenance except after the death of their father.

 כתובות 4.6
האב אינו חייב במזונות בתו׃ זה המדרש דרש רבי אלעזר בן עזריה לפני חכמים בכרם ביבנה, הבנים יירשו והבנות ייזונו-- מה הבנים אינם יורשין אלא לאחר מיתת אביהם, אף הבנות לא ייזונו אלא לאחר מיתת אביהן

[If a husband] did not write a Kethubah for his wife she may recover two hundred zuz [if at marriage she was] a virgin, and one maneh [if she was then] a widow, because [the statutory Kethubah] is a condition laid down by Beth Din. If he assigned to her in writing a field that was worth one mane h instead of the two hundred zuz, and did not write in her favour, `all property that I possess is surety for your Kethubah`, he is nevertheless liable [for the full amount] because [the clause mentioned] is a condition laid down by Beth Din.

 כתובות 4.7
לא כתב לה כתובה-- בתולה גובה מאתיים, ואלמנה מנה׃ שהוא תנאי בית דין׃ כתב לה שדה שווה מנה תחת מאתיים זוז, ולא כתב לה כל נכסים דאית לי אחראין לכתובתיך-- חייב׃ שהוא תנאי בית דין

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