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Incorporating some ideas that were mentioned in @IsaacMoses's and @DoubleAA's good answers, this question was asked of R' Ephraim Greenblatt and he printed the answer, YES, in a collection of short piskei halacha (legal decisions) called Riv'vos V'yovalos. Paragraph 73 there says that although the P'ri M'gadim in Mishb'tzos Zahav (108:5) doesn't give a ...


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Mishnah Berurah 554:30: (ל) אבל של בגד או של עץ וכו' - ר"ל אע"ג דמגין על רגלו וגם עשוי בצורת מנעל ממש שרי דלא נקרא מנעל אלא של עור: M.B. is commenting on the Shulchan Aruch's text that states that one should not wear leather shoes but can wear "begged" (is "cloth" the correct translation, here?) or wooden shoes. Explaining this, He says that even ...


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Once a takana has been made or the definition is given, then it does not change. The halacha is given as leather shoes, not uncomfortable shoes. Thus, we continue from the original halacha.


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It's only a precautionary marriage which is unlikely to actually continue and, in the unlikely event it did continue but didn't work out, they could always get a divorce. They also likely had a very different cultural expectation from marriage back then that didn't require the same level of agonizing. Finally, it sounds a lot like the gemara a few dapim ...


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The Ramchal seems to be on your side (or at least close to it). In Maamar HaChochma, he writes: אולם מדרגות רבות יש בישראל, כלן טובות, מקבילות להארות העליונות, פירוש - יש צדיקים, יש חסידים, יש ישרים, וכבר מנו בספר התקונים עשר מדרגות על דרך זה, ואמנם המבוקש הוא שכולם יהיו בשמחה, ברוב הארה והשפעה, וכנגד זה מדרגות הרשעה יכנעו ויתבטלו, וזהו "ובכן צדיקים" ...



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