Why is a Zonah referred to as a Kedeishah?


Rashi: Kedeishah means designated for Z'nus. 1


See Devarim 23:18. Mizrachi - Kedeishah really means designated, sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad - in this case she is designated for Zenus. Tosfos (Yevamos 79b) - "Lo Sihyeh Kedeishah" refers to one who cannot have Kidushin, i.e. a Shifchah.

Sefer: Perek: Pasuk:
Month: Day: Year:
Month: Day: Year:

KIH Logo
D.A.F. Home Page
Sponsorships & Donations Readers' Feedback Mailing Lists Talmud Archives Ask the Kollel Dafyomi Weblinks Dafyomi Calendar Other Yomi calendars