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A man hugging a woman who is a nidda is more severe that הרחקות. It is actually קריבה לעריות. I think that would eliminate your question.


Ketuba is independent of Kiddushin (technical marriage). The mishna in Kiddushin said that, after the Kiddushin, she gets out of marriage by Get (bill of divorce) or death of the husband. Ktuba is a contract in writing. Gemara in Ktubot says that there were communities that did not write a Ktuba. The lack of a written Ketuba may be a proof that the ...


See section 3 of this article for a summary of R. Yehudah Henkin's approach to this issue. R. Baruch Simon discusses the issue here (from 74:00 onwards) - he places it in the general context of heterim to delay performing a mitzvas aseih.


The Babylonian Talmud has several references in this regard. First, in b. Baba Mezi'a (Folio 59a) we read the following with regard to instigating conflict with ones wife - R. Hanina, son of R. Idi, said: What is meant by the verse, Ye shall not wrong one another [עֲמִית֔וֹ] (Lev 25:17)? — Wrong not a people that is with you in learning and good deeds. ...


There is an argument in בראשית רבה פ"ד כ"א whether the brothers married Canaanite woman in the neighborhood or whether the brothers were also born with twin sisters and each one married a twin of a brother that wasn't also his brother from his mother.

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