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If a married woman loses her kesuba, may she continue to sleep with her husband? Is she still legally considered married? If she sleeps with someone else, has she committed adultery?

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She is definitely still married, so adultery remains absolutely forbidden. However, they must get a special new replacement kesuba written up before they may return to regular intimacy. (Shulchan Aruch Even HaEzer 66:3)

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  • Just to add a clarification to this excellent answer: replacing the kesuba is completely the husband's obligation. He must replace it as soon as possible, though they continue to have the same marital status until he does. – Avi May 22 '12 at 13:13

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