Sunday, July 01, 2007


Overheard at Gush recently: There is a chakira about chakiras.

What is the status of a chakira without a nafka mina? Is it a chakira without chalut - or is it not a chakira at all?

What is the nafka mina of this chakira? There may not be one!


Anonymous said...

the nafka mina is, of course, someone who is mekadesh a woman al tnai that a chakira without a nafka mina is not a chakira at all.

Beisrunner said...

Let's examine that one.

If a chakira without chalut is a chakira, then the condition is not upheld, and the woman is not mekudeshet. Easy enough.

If a chakira without chalut is NOT a chakira, that implies that there is no such thing as a "Platonic" idea existing without physical ramifications. Thus it makes no sense to make a tnai on based the characteristics of chakirot, since chakirot themselves are non-physical, Platonic ideas. The tnai is meaningless and cannot be upheld, so the woman is still not mekudeshet!

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