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The third section of the Shulchan Aruch which primarily deals with the laws of marriage, divorce and related issues.

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What is the minhag for a secular couple who become Baalei Teshuvah

According to Halacha, minhag of a married couple follows the husband. What is the Halacha about the minhag for a secular married couple who become Baalei Teshuvah later on? What about a religious ...
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If a kohen donates sperm to a convert or divorcee, is the child a kohen

According to Halacha, If a Kohen decides to donate sperm to a convert or divorcee, is the child conceived through that a Kohen or no? The reason I ask is become some Poskim, such as R Moshe Feinstein,...
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Can Nissuin be done before kiddushin

According to Halacha, is it permitted for Jews to do Nissuin before kiddushin, and if so, when is the Seudat mitzvah? Or no, does kiddushin necessarily have to proceed Nissuin?
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If a bat kohen marries an Israelite am haaretz do the usual laws of Chattan/kallah not apply

The Talmud in Masechet Pesachim 49a states that a bat kohen marriage to an Israelite am Haaretz is not a Seudat mitzvah. My question is, are there any other areas of Halacha where this situation is ...
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Are men with dead or divorced wives before the first year still exempt

According to Deuteronomy 24:5 a man is exempt from public service for a year when he marries a wife. What does Halacha say in the case a man marries a woman and divorced her or she dies before that ...
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Is Purim Panim Chadashot for reciting Sheva berachot

Inspired by this question, I am curious, is Purim considered by Halacha to be Panim Chadashot? Or no, is Purim not considered similar to Shabbat and Yom Tov in this respect and having new physical ...
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May Jewish women have exposed arm between shoulder and elbow

According to Halacha, do Jewish women have to cover their arms between their shoulder and elbow, or is it permissible for them to show skin there so long as the shoulder is completely covered? Would ...
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Is kiddushin which a man was coerced to do valid

According to Halacha, if a man was coerced/forced to do kiddushin to a woman, under threat of penalty (from say a Beit Din) is that a valid kiddushin? Or no, since this was done against his true will ...
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Does one fulfill p’ru u’rvu after one child [duplicate]

Do men fullfill their obligation in their mitzvah of P’ru U’rvu after having one child? Or is the requirement to be fruitful and multiply fulfilled only after more children? If so, how many children ...
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Yibbum with an incompetent woman

According to Halacha, are Jewish men obligated to do Yibbum with their widowed sister in law if she is mentally incompetent (the equivalent of a deaf mute)? Or no, since she is not competent to ...
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May Jews do Negiah for social etiquette

In Halacha, Jews are generally obligated to refrain from touching other Jews of the opposite gender. My question is, what about cases where refraining from handshaking (not affectionate touch) would ...
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Egg donation from a mamzer

According to Halacha, is it permissible for a Jewish woman who is a Mamzer to donate her eggs to help a non-Mamzer Jewish woman become fertile? Or no, because Mamzerim are prohibited from “entering ...
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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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If a Jew got testicular biopsy, can Jews marry him

Testicular biopsy is when men get a portion of their testes removed to be scientifically tested, often for reproductive reasons. The Torah prohibits Jews having marriage with eunuchs, men with injured ...
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May a wife go a place against her husband’s will

According to Halacha, if a husband tells his wife she can’t go somewhere (for example, the supermarket) is the wife obligated to listen to her husband? Or can she (at least by halacha) go against her ...
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Is makeup generally tzanua on women

According to Halacha, are there any issues of tzniut for a woman to wear certain types of makeup? In general, I see it is accepted in the Frum world, but are there any types of makeup that could be ...
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Are relations with spouse on demand generally required

According to Halacha, is one generally obligated to have intimate relations with your spouse if they ask for it? A man is obligated to have it generally, but my question is, even if a man fulfills ...
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Is lesbianism prohibited for gentiles [duplicate]

According to Halacha, Jews are prohibited from gay female (lesbian) relationships. My question is, does this prohibition apply to Bnei Noach, or merely the prohibition against male homosexual ...
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Is there obligation to invite people to Seudat nissuin

According to Halacha, is there an obligation for a husband and/or groom to invite others to a Seudat Nissuin? Or are they free to not invite anyone else to the festive meal after the wedding?
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Does a woman have to dress tzniut in front of other women

According to Halacha, is there a requirement for a woman to dress tzniut around other women (with no men present)? Or, since there are no men around, is she permitted to dress in what would otherwise ...
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Yichud with a bedridden person

According to Halacha, can the prohibition of Yichud be suspended for taking care of someone who’s bedridden for health issues? In general, Gilui Arayot can’t be violated for health or Pikuach Nefesh. ...
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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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Minimum tzniut for men

Inspired by this question about the minimum amount of what’s mandatory tzniut agreed upon, I’m curious what the minimum standard of modesty exists for men. In general Halacha, women are required to ...
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Does a kohen have to marry a convert or divorcee he rapes

According to Halacha, if a kohen rapes a convert or divorcee must he marry her? Or is he Petur from this law since he is otherwise prohibited from marrying a divorcee or a convert?
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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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If someone lost a ketubah, are they obligated to replace it

According to Halacha, if a Jewish married couple has a Ketubah and they lost it, are they obligated to have it replaced with another Ketubah or no? Is it considered like an obligation to have ...
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Nedarim 51a bar kappara permitted to listen to rebbe’s wife’s singing

The artscroll talmud nedarim 51a brings shalmei nedarim, yaakov emden and einayim lamishpat who explain possible circumstances that could have permitted bar kappara to listen to rebbe’s wife sing at ...
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English translation of Even HaEzer

I need to do some research relating to Jewish women and read Joseph Caro’s Shulchan Aruch. It is really difficult for me to read Hebrew. Does Even HaEzer have an English translation? Or are there any ...
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Chosson leading the bentching

Can a Chosson lead the bentching excluding the Sheva Brachos? I ask this because I understand that other people lead but let’s say the Chosson was in a restaurant and wanted to make a minyan for Sheva ...
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Breaking off an engagement

Based on this question that was asked Breaking a "engagement" (shiduch) Has anyone come across of an idea whereby if someone got engaged and want to call it off they get married and get a ...
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Origins of the standard Ketubah text we use today

Maseches Ketubot deals all about the laws related to the Ketubah, and these laws (ex: the amount of money, obligations) are codified in the Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer simanim 66-118. However, while ...
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Understanding the split payments for embarrassment in Kesubos 6:1

Kesubos 6:1 says: מְצִיאַת הָאִשָּׁה וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדֶיהָ, לְבַעְלָהּ. וִירֻשָּׁתָהּ, הוּא אוֹכֵל פֵּרוֹת בְּחַיֶּיהָ. בָּשְׁתָּהּ וּפְגָמָהּ, שֶׁלָּהּ. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה בֶן בְּתֵירָא אוֹמֵר, בִּזְמַן ...
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Number of times the names of the husband & wife appear on the Ketubah

From a few Ketubot that I've seen, it seems that the husband's name is written 6x and the wife's name is written 3x. Is there a specific number of times a husband's and wife's names should appear on ...
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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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