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1,559. Moving Into or Out of Israel
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Hilchos Ishus 13:18 If a husband compels his wife to move to a different city or town within their territory, he may not compel her to move from a nice place to an unpleasant place, nor vice versa. Even though compelling her to move to a nicer place would seem to be an objective benefit, […]
1,558. Moving to a Different Territory Within Israel
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Hilchos Ishus 13:16 Earth is divided into a number of different lands, such as Canaan, Egypt, Yemen, Ethiopia, Babylonia, etc. Each land is further divided into cities and towns. When it comes to the laws of marriage, the cities of Israel are divided into three different territories: Judea, Transjordan and the Galilee. Hilchos Ishus 13:17 […]
1,557. “I Don’t Want Your Family Visiting”
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Hilchos Ishus 13:14 If a man tells his wife, “I don’t want your father, mother, brothers or sisters in my house,” such is his right and she can visit them on special occasions. She should visit her father’s house once a month and on every yom tov. They should only visit her on significant occasions, […]
1,556. A Metaphorical Prison
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Hilchos Ishus 13:12 Let’s say that a husband takes a vow prohibiting his wife from visiting her father’s home. If her father lives in the same city, the husband has one month to have the vow overturned; if he doesn’t, he must divorce his wife in the second month and pay her the value of […]
1,555. Kal K’vuda Bas Melech P’nimah
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Hilchos Ishus 13:10 Let’s say that a husband takes a vow prohibiting his wife from borrowing or lending household utensils that neighbors normally lend one another, such as a flour sifter, a sieve, a hand mill, an oven, etc. He must either have the vow permitted or divorce her and pay her the value of […]
1,554. Additional Vows Affecting One’s Wife
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Hilchos Ishus 13:8 Let’s say that a husband takes a vow prohibiting his wife from wearing any ornaments. If the couple is poor, they may remain married with the vow in effect for one year; longer than that, he must either have the vow permitted or divorce his wife and pay her the value of […]
1,553. Providing for Other Dependants
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Hilchos Ishus 13:6 A man must provide appropriate clothing, housing and household items not only to his wife but also to any sons and daughters age six or younger. He need not provide for his children commensurate with his wealth. Rather, he need only provide the basic necessities. The general principle is that whenever a […]
1,551. More Than Just Clothing
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Hilchos Ishus 13:2 The clothing allotments described in the previous halacha refer specifically to Talmudic times and in Israel but in other times and places, no particular amount is designated. This is because clothes are very expensive in some places and inexpensive in others. The basic idea is that a husband must provide his wife […]
1,550. The Obligation to Provide Clothing
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Hilchos Ishus 12:24 If a man takes a vow prohibiting his wife from tasting a particular type of produce, he is given 30 days; if his vow lasts longer than this, he must divorce her and pay the value of her kesubah. This is true even if the vow prohibits eating something undesirable or something […]