Why are newlyweds referred to as "Chosson" and "kallah" (The Torah already refers to them this way)? the definition Chosson/kalla is Son-in-law/daughter in-law. Wouldnt it seem more understandable for them to be referred to as something like Baal/Eishes- it seems like we are focusing on them becoming Children-in law over them becoming husband & wife? Do any Meforshim discuss this?

  • Probably because of the text of the sheva berachot. Which itself is echoing the language of Yirmiyahu 33.
    – Joel K
    Nov 19 at 16:51
  • it looks like the word kallah means both sefaria.org/…
    – rosends
    Nov 19 at 18:52
  • Did the word Kallah first mean bride or daughter in law? Nov 20 at 4:39


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