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1,031. When Siblings Are Both Getting Married
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145:25 The Sages said that a person should marry off his children close to puberty because if they are left unmarried, they will come to inappropriate behavior and thoughts. Regarding this, Job 5:24 says, “you shall visit your habitation and not sin.” Similarly, the Sages said that if a man sees that his wife isn’t […]
1,030. Who Not to Marry
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145:23 If a woman was divorced because she behaved in an immodest fashion, it would not be appropriate for a proper man to marry her. 145:24 If a woman is bad-natured, always involved in controversy and not modest like Jewish women should be, then it’s a mitzvah to divorce her even if it’s the first […]
1,029. An Alleged Affair
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145:21 When it comes to women whom we may not marry, one may not even live in the same street as them. 145:22 If one heard that his wife had been unfaithful, even if the matter is not obvious to him, he must consult with a Torah authority regarding whether he may continue living with […]
1,028. Other Liaisons
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145:19 If a non-Jewish man has had sexual relations with a Jewish woman and he later converts, he is not permitted to marry her. 145:20 If a man divorced his wife so that his friend could marry her, even if he didn’t specify such a condition to her explicitly, if it’s obvious that he divorced […]
1,027. Suspected Adulterers
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145:17 If a person was suspected of having an affair with a particular married woman, whose husband divorced her or died, the woman is not permitted to marry the one suspected of being her lover. Just as adultery renders a woman forbidden to her husband, it likewise renders her forbidden to the adulterer. Even if […]
1,026. Is Her First Husband Deceased?
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145:15 If a woman buried two husbands, she may not marry a third time without first consulting with a Torah authority. 145:16 If a woman heard that her husband has died in another place, even if she heard it from several respectable men, she may not remarry without first consulting a Torah authority.
1,025. A Woman Remarrying
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145:13 A woman who has been widowed or divorced may not marry another man until she has waited ninety days, not including the day of her divorce or the death of her husband and not including the day of the wedding. (Editor’s note: the reason is to ensure that she’s not pregnant, to avoid questions […]
1,024. Whom a Kohein May Not Marry
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145:11 One may not remain with his wife even for an hour without a kesubah (marriage contract). If she loses her kesubah, he must go immediately to the beis din to have another written for her. 145:12 A kohein is not permitted to marry a divorcee, a “zonah*,” a “chalalah,” or a woman who has […]
1,023. A Wife’s Honor
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145:9 It’s a mitzvah to marry the daughter of one’s sister or brother. When it comes to other relatives – whether they are related to him, or to his wife who died or whom he divorced, or to a woman with whom he performed chalitzah – in all of these cases one may not marry […]