“And the man” (Dt.22:29)—but, not a child.
“Who beds her down” (Dt.22:29)—any kind of bedding down.
“Shall give to the father of the young lady” (Dt.22:29)—
they shall be entirely his [and not hers].
“To the father of the young lady” (Dt.22:29)—
but not to the father of an adult woman.
“Fifty silver sel`as” (Dt.22:29)—of Tyrian silver.
“And she shall be his wife” (Dt.22:29).
This teaches that
He drinks from his own urinal!
For, even if she is lame,
or even if she is blind,
and, even if she’s covered with sores,
[she remains his wife till he dies].
If he found in her
a trace of lewdness,
or she was not suitable
[by circumstances of birth]
to enter the Community of Israel,
is it possible to say that he has the right
to maintain her in the marriage?
The Teaching states:
“She shall be his wife” (Dt.22: 29)—
she’ll be a wife truly worthy of him!2
“Insofar as he abused her” (Dt.22:29)—
This includes an orphan as well.
On this basis they taught:
A fatherless woman who was widowed or divorced—
R. Eliezer says:
One who rapes her is obliged
[to compensate her, since her father is dead].
But the seducer is exempt
[from any compensation other than marriage].
“He won’t be able to send her off for the remainder of his days” (Dt.22:29)—
that is, even after the passage of time.
“For the remainder of his days” (Dt.22:29)—
[but if he dies childless from the marriage,]
he can send her to his brother
[who may release her under the rule of
levirate marriage (see Dt.25:5-10)].