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Is a ketubah valid without agreement on value of zuz/zekukim?

As discussed in Rabbi Reiss' article: worst-case scenario, each party finds some rabbi with some amount, claims that's their rabbi, and we extract the smaller of the claims. That's still enforceable; ...
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Can co-parents-in-law marry? For example, a husband's father and a wife's mother (but applied to Judaism)

Can co-parents-in-law marry? Yes, they may marry. R. Ayal Sheraga in his work Ish Yehudi (p. 270) addresses this question: כשבני הזוג נעשו חורגים בנישואי הוריהם: ודע שאם קדמו נישואי הבנים לנישואי ...
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Can co-parents-in-law marry? For example, a husband's father and a wife's mother (but applied to Judaism)

There is no rule that step-siblings cannot marry. In fact, the Chofetz Chaim of blessed memory married his step-sister. Step-parents can also marry. A friend of mine had his grandfather and ...
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Yibbum and Jewish brothers who share a Gentile father

The Mishnah in Yevamos 97B states הַגִּיּוֹרֶת שֶׁנִּתְגַּיְּירוּ בָּנֶיהָ עִמָּהּ לֹא — חוֹלְצִין וְלֹא מְיַיבְּמִין Rashi explains that the reason is due to the fact that the non Jewish father ...
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What can a husband do halachically if his wife steals money from him?

A great question, one is not allowed to steal from a spouse. For example: A Husband cannot take a wife's personal property without her consent (קיצור ש׳׳ע ס׳י קפ׳׳ב סע׳י י׳׳א). Each spouse can have ...
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