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Well, having been through this before my own wedding, I can tell you some of the things that are looked out for: Ketuba - this really functions as an attestation from a previous Beis Din that the person (or their mother or perhaps mother's mother) is Jewish. A Get would serve the same purpose, if the Ketuba wasn't available. A document attesting to ...


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Rashi in Beshalach on "chamushim" states that all those left behind died during the three days of darkness. Every member of Bnai Yisrael who survived left in the Exodus. Thus, if a husband or wife was left behind, the person who left was a widow or widower.


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The Mitzvah of Pru Urevu applies to every Jewish man. Of course this is in the Torah. Also, the discussion in the gemarah and elsewhere involves whether or not one must have a boy and a girl or is able to fulfill the mitzvah with two girls or two boys. for example The First Mitzvah: Peru Urvu The Mishnah records a dispute concerning the basic ...


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It is a gemara in Pesachim 112a which talks about advice from the chachamim (I don't believe this is quoted in the poskim-not sure ): לא תבשל בקדירה שבישל בה חבירך מאי ניהו גרושה בחיי בעלה דאמר מר גרוש שנשא גרושה ארבע דעות במטה ואי בעית אימא אפילו באלמנה לפי שאין כל אצבעות שוות Do not cook in a pot that your friend already cooked in.What does this mean: ...


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No there is no prohibition to marry between these different groups. As long as they are from a kosher Jewish lineage (not offspring from a forbidden relationship, come from a Jewish mother etc.) there is no prohibition to marry them. Regarding Chassidim, there was a ban issued by the Vilna Gaon against them which included a ban in marriage. However this ...


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I doubt you would find any Halachic authorities who recommend giving a conditional Get. The reason being that after giving such a Get, he may not seclude himself with his wife. If he did seclude himself - and there are witnesses, then even if she subsequently fulfills the condition on the Get, she is only possibly divorced - הֲרֵי זוֹ סְפֵק מְגֹרֶשֶׁת. ...


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The Ramban's view is that is it not forbidden from the Tora, but still you are not allowed to have a Mistress. He states that the restriction is to diminish the chance of Issur Niddah which is even worse than Zera Levatala (which the Zohar states that even Tshuva does not repent for that crime...) The Rambam states that it is De'oraita. Although in Hilchos ...


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Step One: The Torah talks about "should a man take a woman ..." (Deut. 24:1) which the rabbis interpret as kiddushin. The couple is therefore absolutely not married (at least via kiddushei kesef) unless he gives her a ring (or other item of value), before two kosher witnesses. Age-old practice is to do it under a chupah, though occasionally a couple may opt ...


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in Ketuvos 94b there is a story there (regarding documents of gifts) where the date and time were written in those documents as standard practice. This shows that this practice was not only for ketuvot. The mishna regarding marrying multiple women on the same day is talking about a theoretical case not necessarily that it was common practice.


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To expand on "It is not good for man to be alone." The passage at Genesis (Beresheit) 2:18 also follows with "I will make him a helper.", from which one can infer that a man (or woman) needs a helper in life; not just helpers here and there, but one permanently made for the other. (Disclaimer: I am a born-again Christian with much respect for Judaism as my ...


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The Gmara in Yebamot (63a) says that an unmarried man is not a man:> א"ר אלעזר כל אדם שאין לו אשה אינו אדם שנאמר(בראשית ה, ב) זכר ונקבה בראם ויקרא את שמם אדם  And that a man without a woman is unhappy, unblessed and not good (Yebamut 62b): א"ר חנילאי כל אדם שאין לו אשה שרוי בלא שמחה בלא ברכה בלא טובה בלא שמחה דכתיב(דברים יד, כו) ושמחת אתה וביתך בלא ברכה ...


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There is another main difference. nichsai tson barzel is a gemoro name. The mishna name for it is nedunia. It is mentioned in the kesuba, wheras the 'melog' are not mentioned there. Today, kesubos have a price of 100 zekukim for nichsai tson barzel which equal 50 pounds of silver. A zekuk is an old German or French Mark. This amount ought to be paid on ...


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Nitei Gavriel - Shiduchim V'tanoim - 41:1 in the name of Teshuvas HaBach 23, Sh"ut Noda B'Yehuda 68, Sh"ut Toafos Re'em 41, Sh"ut Maharsham 4:154 says that it is forbidden to break an engagement. However this is in a case where there is Tanoim. In 41:2 he elaborates in the notes that even without Tanoim one should not break a Shidduch, however he says there ...



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