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1. There is a dispute about the law in the case of a man who divorces his wife after he dedicates all of his possessions to Hekdesh.
2. Raban Shimon ben Gamliel discusses a similar suspicion (to #1).
3. One generally should not advise people to conspire in order for them to gain money at the expense of others.
4. The Mishnah discusses the case of a person who dedicated his possessions to Hekdesh after he already owed money to creditors and owed the Kesuvah to his ex-wife.
5. The Mishnah discusses how collateral is taken from one who does not fulfill his pledge to give a fixed value of a person to Hekdesh.


1. Rebbi Eliezer: Since vows to Hekdesh may not be annulled, there is a suspicion that the husband and wife are conspiring to get divorced in order to collect her Kesuvah from his now Hekdesh possessions, and then remarry. Therefore, when he divorces his wife he is required to vow that he will never benefit from her again. Rebbi Yehoshua: It is possible in some circumstances to annul vows to Hekdesh. Therefore, the husband is not required to take such a vow, since there is no suspicion that this is the reason for the divorce.
2. Raban Shimon ben Gamliel states that when a man divorces his wife, he is required to vow that he will no longer benefit from her, if there is a guarantor on her Kesuvah. This is because we suspect that the husband will claim that he cannot pay the Kesuvah, forcing the guarantor to pay it, and then the husband and his ex-wife will remarry and live from the money paid by the guarantor.
3. For example, one should not advise a poor couple that the husband should divorce his wife outside of Beis Din so that he not have to take the vow mentioned in #2 above, and then remarry her after she collects her Kesuvah from the guarantor. However, if the guarantor is the husband's father and the husband is a Torah scholar, one is permitted to give him this advice.
4. Although the vow does not really take effect (because a person cannot cause money that he owes to become Hekdesh), he must pay a token fee to Hekdesh in order that people not say that property of Hekdesh is being taken back without being redeemed.
5. The person is allowed to keep a 30-day supply of food, a 12-month supply of clothes, a bed with linens, shoes, and his Tefilin. The Mishnah also discusses how much of his work supplies he is allowed to keep.

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