What happens to a bride whose groom goes insane or disappears after kiddushin but before nissuin? Is she considered agunah or permitted to remarry?

  • Why would this be different from if he disappeared after nissuin
    – Double AA
    Nov 27, 2016 at 13:09
  • @DoubleAA i think that the OP thinks that Kiddushin is a half marriage and therefore might be a different din
    – Mennyg
    Nov 27, 2016 at 14:07
  • @mennyg I don't even know what a half marriage is, but it doesn't sound like kiddushin to me.
    – Double AA
    Nov 27, 2016 at 14:09
  • @DoubleAA neither do I, but obviously the OP thinks theres a possibility
    – Mennyg
    Nov 27, 2016 at 14:18
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    @mennyg Why not let the OP tell us what he is thinking? Maybe he has some other idea in mind (something about tnai, or mekach taut, or whatever)
    – Double AA
    Nov 27, 2016 at 14:19

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Kiddushin make this woman prohibited to all men except her husband, despite that there is no nisuyim. She cannot remarry if he is yet alive and did not give her a Get. Source: Mishna Kiddushin.


נִקְנֵית בְּכֶסֶף

She is bought with money.

Yikar Tosfot Yom Tov (in name of the Ran):

לְבַעְלָהּ לְהַצְרִיכָהּ מִמֶּנּוּ גֵט. הָרַ"ן:‏

She needs a Get.


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