Out of the various "Orthodox" groups, i.e. Litvish, Chassidim, Sephardim, Yemenites, etc., do any of them forbid marriage to the other?


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 does not apply nowadays.

There are cultural and Halachic differences between them, which may lead to more marriages from "within".

I once heard from a great Rabbi that "marriage is hard as is, no need to make it harder by marrying someone from a totally different cultural backround"

  • when you say "Legitimate Orthodoxy" is that excluding any groups in particular, any of the groups I specifically mentioned? – user9466 May 17 '15 at 13:25
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    Is there a prohibition on marrying non-orthodox Jews? I have never heard of such a prohibition. – Daniel May 17 '15 at 13:33
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    I was only answering towards the groups cited above. Ie. They are kosher Jews thus no prohibition. If I have implied something else I can edit accordingly – Shoel U'Meishiv May 17 '15 at 13:37
  • You know this for a fact? Have you spoken to any Bobover's? – user6591 May 17 '15 at 15:02
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    I believe you have implied that there is a prohibition to marry people who are not part of a "subset of legitimate orthodoxy." – Daniel May 17 '15 at 16:28

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