Translation:Mishnah/Seder Nashim/Tractate Kiddushin/Chapter 2/7

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Hebrew Text[edit]

המקדש אישה ובתה
או אישה ואחותה
כאחת —
אינן מקודשות.
מעשה בחמש נשים,
ובהן שתי אחיות,
וליקט אחד כלכלה של תאנים;
משלהן הייתה, ובשביעית הייתה;
אמר להן, "הרי כולכם מקודשות לי בכלכלה זו,"
וקיבלתה אחת מהן על ידי כולן.
אמרו חכמים: אין האחיות מקודשות.

English Translation[edit]

One who betroths a woman and her daughter
or a woman and her sister
simultaneously —
they are not betrothed.
[There was] an incident with five women,
among them two sisters,
and one [man] gathered a basket of dates;
it belonged to them, and it was in the sabbatical year;
he said to them, "All of you are betrothed to me with this basket,"
and one of them accepted it on behalf of all of them.
The sages said: The sisters are not betrothed.


they are not betrothed: In each case, a Biblical prohibition prevents the women from being betrothed sequentially.