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Great question! One I answer I saw here is: In the berachah we are referring to the marriage that took place between Hashem (Chatan) and the Jewish people (Kallah) at Sinai. Hashem uprooted the mountain and with the suspended mountain above them He gave them the Luchot — Tablets — with which Eirusin — betrothal — was consummated (see Midrash Rabbah, Shemot ...


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This is actually discussed by the rishonim. The Itur writes that the correct text is חופה בקידושין, just due to the rules of Hebrew grammar the ב is weak (i.e. a 'vet') and sounds like a vav. The Rosh writes that we stress the Chupa in order to clarify that the wife is only permitted to the husband after Chupa. The Mordechai and Taz write that the language ...


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The phrasing of the bracha leaves it a bit tricky. It's non-linear. You prohibited betrothed women from anyone. But allowed fully-married women to their husbands. When we say fully-married, we mean hey had chupah [unlike "betrothed"] -- of course they also had kidushin previously. But the stress here is the nisuin effects the permissibility, and ...


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One can be mekadesh a woman with: 1) A perutah of MONEY, or: An object WORTH a perutah of money. 2) A shtar(document) 3) With beeoh (to live together in the biblical sense) You could be mekadesh this woman with this coin, not as a perutah of money, but as an object worth a perutah of money. Source: kiddushin: 2a (By the way beis shammai argue with /beis ...


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When a man marries a woman he says הרי את מקודשת לי כדת משה וישראל, "You are married to me according to the law of Moses and Israel." In other words, he only wants the marriage to go into effect if it is consistent with the laws of the Torah (דת משה) and other rabbinic decrees (דת ישראל).


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See this article from Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein ar Ohr.edu: One of most famous passages in the entire Bible reads: “Moses commanded us the Torah, a heritage (morashah) for the Congregation of Jacob” (Deut. 33:4). The Rabbis exegetically interpreted the word morashah in this passage as if it reads me’orasah (“betrothed woman”), which teaches that the Torah’s “...


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There are three valid types of Kiddushin: money, using a document, and biah. (Kiddushin 1:1) All three need two witnesses to be effective.


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