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Do gittin have to be written in Hebrew

According to Halacha, do gittin (divorce documents) have to be written in Hebrew? Or can they be written in other languages and be valid? If it can’t be any language, is it still valid if written in ...
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In Halacha, can you sue for Alienation of Affection?

In old times, there were laws on the books that defined a cause of action called "Alienation of Affections" which, among other things, allowed an aggrieved spouse to sue their spouse's ...
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Dating a divorcee [closed]

I'm considering dating a (Jewish) person who was previously legally married to a non-Jew. The person had a secular wedding and a secular divorce. Are there halakhic issues here (independent of any ...
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Miun through a telephone/teleconference

According to Halacha, If a minor girl gets married to a man, if she shows intellectual capability over 6, she has to do Miun instead of a Get. Miun is her expression of refusal to the marriage. My ...
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Why are beit din-coerced gittin generally kosher [duplicate]

The Passuk in the Torah outlining the rule for divorce is that if a husband loses favor in his wife. My question is, why in Halacha do most poskim rule that prenuptial agreements are fine and gittin ...
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Does everyone end up with their 'soulmate'/bashert?

I ask this in all respect because there are people who end up not having a romantic partner or spouse in their life. Yet, there is an assertion that HaShem has designated for each individual a ...
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Can a divorced man sleep in the same household (no intercourse) with his ex-wife? [closed]

The man is visiting his kids, from another country, and will stay in the ex-wife's house.
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Practical application of not having a Get

I know that without a Get, there are severe limitations on a woman in terms of remarrying (or even just getting pregnant IIRC) but what are the implications on a woman and a man beyond the issue of ...
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Divorce for injured males?

If a man can’t satisfy his wife sexually because he was injured by someone or something else and made a eunuch (such as say during wartime injuries or a wood chipper) can his wife divorce him? Is ...
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Taggim in a Get

A Get is called a "sefer". In that case, why doesn't it require taggin (beautification marks atop the letters)?
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Is a conditional Get kosher

Is it valid if a get is given to a women with a condition say.. if you move to china within 50 years of the giving of this get the get becomes null and void from day one and anyone she remarried ...
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Is the marriage contract valid upon the death or the divorce of the spouse?

I had a specific question related to the Kiddushin and death contract. In the schools of Halakha, is the marriage contract considered "void" or "cancelled" or "paused" at ...
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Spelling mismatch between ketubah and gett

Without going into the whole Gantsah Geshichta, my sister is trying to convince me of the critical importance of the spelling of a person's name. She points to a local Rabbi who is an "expert in ...
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Is a get given by remote control good? [duplicate]

Can a man give a get over to his wife either directly or out in her rishus via a drone operated by him?
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Why no brocho on geirushin?

B"H Brochos are said before doing (almost?) all mitzvos, specifically those connected with a specific action. Before getting engaged to a woman there is a brocho. It is a mitzvah that if one is ...
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Would marriage and divorce for Gentiles be invalid for being an appropriation of Jewish commandments?

I've read somewhere that God gave the law of divorce to the Jews but not to the Gentiles, quoted some rabbinic opinion about it, didn't say which one. Is there anything to that effect in the Talmud? I ...
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Four counted as dead & Agunot

Nedarim 64b relates of the Gemara: "it was taught in a baraita: Four are considered as if they were dead: A pauper, and a leper, and a blind person, and one who has no children." Could one ...
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Sharing a home with divorced spouse

Is it ok for a divorced couple to temporarily (on vacation for example) share a home, not alone but with grown children?
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What does halacha say about the timing and conditions of the Jewish divorce ceremony?

According to halacha, what conditions need to exist before a husband can give his wife a gett (Jewish divorce), or before a wife can accept a gett from her husband? In the letter below from Rabbi ...
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Gerusha who marries a Kohen

I’m currently learning the Halachos of Aveilus with a Chavrusah and we discussed the following question if a gerusha who marries a Kohen and he dies, does she sit shiva and observe the mourning period ...
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Chiddushei Rav Chaim Halevi Hilkhot Gerushin 6:9

Below is a section from Chiddushei Rav Chaim. In the last paragraph, Rav Chaim gives an answer to his initial question as to why Rambam connected the reason why a קטנה cannot appoint a שליח לקבלה to ...
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Sexual Relations with a married woman that's asur to her husband

Is it ok for a man to have relations with a married woman who's already been unfaithful to her husband? Is there still an isur kareth? Or since she's already prohibited from being with her husband and ...
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Can a kohen have a child by IVF with a divorce. What is the status of the child?

Is there any workaround avialable for thousands of kohanim who want to have children but are older singles and can't get married because of the high percentage of divorcees in the female population ...
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Is it true that after gets are given they are burned/destroyed?

I've heard this from several people, but could not find a source.
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What are some criteria that would allow a spouse to file for divorce in secular court?

Halachically, from my understanding, a spouse cannot file for divorce in a secular court without permission from Bais Din. Are there any specific reasons spelled out, besides explicit permission from ...
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Three yods in a Get

https://www.sefaria.org/Gittin.85b.12?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en. The gemara says that there are two words in a get (Jewish divorce document) that should be written with three consecutive yods: ...
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For wartime conditional Gett, what's the status of intermediary adultery?

I'm trying to understand the Halachah of David's story with Bat Sheva, relying on the idea of "conditional Gett". a soldier writes a conditional Gett, which states that if he eventually ...
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Writing a divorce GET on sand

If a divorce GET (document) is written on loose sand in a box and delivered to the woman, is this a kosher GET and valid divorce? The writing would hold in the sand, though if the box holding the sand ...
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Giving a divorce (get) written on a tablet screen

Can a person divorce his wife by giving her a get written on a tablet screen?
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Conditional divorce and the ketubah

According to Mishna 7:5 of Masechet Gittin, if a man gives a woman a divorce on condition that she give him 200 zuz, she is divorced and must give it to him. But this seems to make the ketubah useless ...
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Why is the law not enforced, that a couple must divorce if they have no children after ten years? [duplicate]

Jewish law says that if a couple has no children after ten years of marriage, and the man is not allowed to take a second wife, they must get a divorce so the man can remarry and try again to fulfill ...
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Divorce and Mizbeach

The gemara in Gittin 90b has a memoir that says if a man divorces one's wife the mizbeach, the altar, cries over this. Why and how is the mizbeach connected to marriage and the separation of man and ...
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If a Gett is given on condition the husband does not return what is considered "returning"?

Apologies if this is answered simply elsewhere -- I haven't studied the laws of Gittin, but this question doesn't seem to be addressed in the connected mishna in Gittin 76a. In Ketuvot, 2b, the text ...
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Does Yeshu’s teaching on divorce qualify the Notzri as a false prophet according to the Halakhah? [closed]

I’m an Italian Noahide. With regard to the false prophet, this is what Rambam says: Mishneh Torah-Yesodei haTorah 9:1 It is clear and explicit in the Torah that it is [God's] commandment, ...
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Delivering a Get when the wife is far away

During a divorce proceeding, should the husband's wife ideally be given the Gett in person, even if she lives ~3000 miles away? (The divorce is consented by both parties and they are relatively ...
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Divorced woman remarrying her ex-husband

May a woman, who after receiving a get from her husband has relations with another man out of wedlock, remarry her husband?
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Divorce Agreements and Get Meusa (divorce given under duress)

Today it happens (and my impression is that it is rather common) for a divorcing couple to write a civil divorce agreement with all the conditions of their divorce, and this agreement will contain a ...
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Non-Jewish court imposing payments until a Jewish divorce is given

This recent news article discusses a Jewish man who was ordered by a non-Jewish court to pay maintenance to his wife until he grants her a get (Jewish divorce document). The man claimed in court that ...
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If a condition to bury someone's body wasn't upheld, is one allowed to exhume the body?

A follow up to this recent question "(Why) May a Beit Din refuse to bury a body in order to coerce a man into giving a divorce?" where a Jewish burial society was instructed to not bury the body of a ...
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(Why) May a Beit Din refuse to bury a body in order to coerce a man into giving a divorce?

I read recently of a case where a Rabbi (I assume as head of a Beit Din) instructed a Jewish burial society not to bury the body of a woman who is the mother of a man who refuses to give his wife a ...
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May a man marry the women with whom he committed adultery?

A single man commits adultery with a married woman. Later the woman divorces her husband, and wishes to marry the single man with whom she had the meretricious relationship. Is this allowed?
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Halachic spelling of last names

What sources are there for learning how to spell last names in Hebrew? Especially, or halachic documents like kesubos, gittin, etc.
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How is one determined to be an "expert in the nature of divorces and marriages?"

The Shulchan Aruch, Even Haezer 49:3 rules that: כל מי שאינו בקי בטיב גיטין וקידושין לא יהא לו עסק עמהם להורות בהם שבקל יכול לטעות ויתיר את הערוה וגורם להרבות ממזרים בישראל: Anyone who is not an ...
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Is there ever a Torah obligation to divorce one's wife?

There are many cases throughout the Mishnayos and Gemarra of women who one is obligated to divorce. I believe all of them are Rabbinic. I'm wondering if there's ever a case where the Torah would ...
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Divorcing one's wife if "she burnt his food OR he saw someone prettier." Huh?

The mishnah on Gittin 90a lists two starting reasons that could be grounds for divorcing one's wife: ובית הלל אומרים אפילו הקדיחה תבשילו שנאמר כי מצא בה ערות דבר ר' עקיבא אומר אפי' מצא אחרת נאה ...
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Were Kohanim forbidden from serving in King David's army?

The gemara in a couple places (Shabbos 56a, Kesuvos 9b) tells us that before leaving to battle, the soldiers in King David's army would give a conditional get to their wives in order to prevent a ...
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Can a Bet Din's Halachic rulings be retroactively annulled if a Dayan is found to be corrupt or a grave sinner?

Are there any retroactive ramifications in a case where Ch"v there is fullproof evidence (or admission) of a Dayan being corrupt or committing sins such as breaking shabbat/adultery/murder or עבירות ...
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Why isn't a divorced woman mentioned in the first mishna of Maseches Kesuvos?

Maseches Kesuvos 2a begins with: בתולה נשאת ליום הרביעי ואלמנה ליום החמישי A virgin is married on Wednesday and a widow on Thursday. The ensuing dafim tell us the reasons why these days were ...
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What are the requirements for divorcing a brain-damaged woman?

What are the requirements of the Beth din for a man to divorce a women who is brain damaged? If she has parents, can they go with her to the Beth Din to hear what is being said. Who represents the ...
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How does Kibbud Av V'Eim work for a child of divorced parents?

How does Kibbud Av V'Eim work for a child of divorced parents? (not referring to a case where one tells him to break Shabbos and the other tells him not to) What about a regular case- like they ...
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