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betrothal; the first stage in marriage

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R' Elchonon Wasserman in Kovetz Shiurim (Kesuvos 74a) brings this question from R' Akiva Eiger, and explains how the Kiddushin of Biah is fundamentally different from Kessef and Shtar, and why that ha …
answered Nov 19 '18 by chortkov2
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The Ritva in Kiddushin 43a brings the custom of designating specific witnesses at a ceremony where there are invalid witnesses present, to get around the problem of עדות שבטלה מקצתה בטלה כולה (the dic …
answered Jan 14 by chortkov2
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Why not? It would be equivalent to a murderer specifying two witnesses to the murder, and subsequently two other witnesses came to court - would you question their validity? There is no way to disqua …
answered Jan 14 by chortkov2
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The simple answer is that the eidei kiddushin witness the chupa, bideken and yichud, which between them constitute nissuin too. However, there is very convincing argument that nissuin does not requir …
answered Jul 8 by chortkov2