קידושין – Kiddushin

Kiddushin 7a ~ Does Marriage Make You Happier?

And do people prefer marriage over the single life?

Kiddushin 16b ~ Measuring Puberty

Who is physically -and emotionally - ready for marriage?

Kiddushin 25a ~ Polydactyly

A previously unrecognized medical first in the Talmud: Rav Huna's classification of polydactyly.   

Kiddushin 25b ~ Can Elephants Jump?

No. But Rashi’s son-in-;aw thought they could, though he’d never seen one.

Kiddushin 29a ~ Swimming and Drowning

The Jewish requirement to teach a child to swim.

Kiddushin 30a ~ How Many Letters are in a Sefer Torah?

304, 801. Or 304, 805. And why the rabbis miscounted.

Kiddushin 38 ~ Half Way There

The mid-point of the Talmud. Unless you are using a different pagination.

Kiddushin 69a ~ Nationality, Class and Caste

On the Cohen, Levi and Yisrael caste system. Plus oxytocin and prejudice.

Kiddushin 82a ~ The Best Doctors Go to Hell

Doctors were at best useless, and at their worst, agents of death.  To hell with them.