Although I heard in a shiur that there is a gemara which says a husband is not allowed to tell his wife not to lend to others since she would eventually develop a bad name, I can't find it - are there any sources in Chazal that say this?


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Kesubos 72a

תניא נמי הכי המדיר את אשתו שלא תשאל ושלא תשאיל נפה וכברה ריחים ותנור יוציא ויתן כתובה מפני שמשיאה שם רע בשכינותיה
Someone who imposes a vow on his wife that she may not borrow or lend her kitchen utensils like sieve, mill, oven etc. must divorce his wife and pay her Kesuba because he makes a bad name for his wife among her neighbours

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    Is it restricted to kitchen utensils or does it also applies to consumables like flour, salt, sugar? Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 13:33
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    @Mindwin the Rambam Isus 13,10 says הדירה שלא תשאל ולא תשאיל מכלי הבית שדרך כל השכנות לשאול אותן ולהשאילן כגון נפה וכברה רחים ותנור וכיוצא בהם- If he imposes a vow upon her not to lend utensils that are usually lent. If she lends her salt and sugar from her allocation i would assume since thats what people normally do it is forbidden fo the husband to stop her (see judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/84567/…)
    – user15464
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 14:25

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