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1,579. A Woman’s Second or Third Marriage
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Hilchos Ishus 15:14 If a woman marries one man, remains married to him for ten years without having children, and divorces, she is permitted to marry someone else. If she remained married to the second husband for ten years without having children, she should not marry a third time. If she does marry a third […]
1,578. Restarting the Ten-Year Clock
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Hilchos Ishus 15:12 If a woman miscarries, the ten-year count starts again as of the day she miscarried. If a woman has three miscarriages in a row, we assume that she will continue to miscarry and her husband may never be able to have children with her. He should therefore divorce her and pay her […]
1,577. If the Woman Demands a Divorce
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Hilchos Ishus 15:10 If a woman demands that her husband divorce her after ten years because she has not given birth, saying that it is because he doesn’t demonstrate virility, a divorce is granted. Even though she is not obligated in the mitzvah of procreation, she needs sons for her old age, so he is […]
1,575. Divorcing After Ten Years
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Hilchos Ishus 15:6 If a convert had children before he became Jewish and they also converted, he is considered to have fulfilled the mitzvah to procreate. Conversely, if a freed servant had children before he was freed, he is not considered to have fulfilled this mitzvah even if his children were also freed. Rather, he […]
1,572. The Mitzvah of Procreation
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Hilchos Ishus 14:24 If a man doesn’t want to pay for his wife’s burial and another person assumes responsibility to take care of it, the cost is seized from the husband against his will and given to the one who laid out the money. This is to keep the deceased from being thrown to the […]
1,571. The Obligation to Bury a Wife
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Hilchos Ishus 14:22 If a woman who is prohibited to her husband because of a Torah prohibition is taken captive, he is not required to ransom her but he must give her the value of her kesubah so that she can ransom herself. A kohein whose wife has been taken captive is obligated to ransom […]
1,570. When a Wife One Must Divorce is Taken Captive
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Hilchos Ishus 14:20 If a woman is taken captive and her husband is overseas, the court seizes his assets and sells them – after making announcements – using the proceeds to ransom the woman the same way as her husband would be required. Hilchos Ishus 14:21 If a man obligates his wife by a vow […]