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It appears from the Rambam (הלכות גירושין פרק י :כ-כ"ב) and other places that once a couple behaves as husband & wife, then they need a Get to become divorced - and permitted to marry other people. As a result, their divorce as a real one, and would disqualify her from marrying a Cohen.


Even the mishnah in pirkei avos is not interpreted by many achronim as the simple understanding. For example the Maharal explains that the mishnahs meaning is that a man should not learn torah with a woman. (see his peirush on this mishnah in full) but not having to do with having a conversation. Also a different version in avos derebi natan gives a ...


There would be no such source from a time when there was no dating, so you need to look only in the past 50 years of Halacha. The one known source is from the Gemora (קידושין מא א) אסור לאדם שיקדש את האשה עד שיראנה שמא יראה בה דבר מגונה ותתגנה עליו And now, one should check perhaps also by talking.


Never heard this statement before but a quick guess would be the story with rabi Chanina and his wife in Taanis 25a (get ready daf yomi folks) where the vision of olam habaa was of the tzadikim sitting with their wives. We can say the way a person treats another is largely dependant on what they think that person is 'worth'. If he treats his wife well and ...

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