Translation Campaign Gets Off to a Great Start!
Under Jewish law, betrothal (kiddushin) is effected by a man giving a woman something of value, under the right circumstances and with intent to betrothe her. Did you know you can get married using stolen goods, assuming that the original owner has given up all hope of recovering the object? A woman can become betrothed by having the object effecting the betrothal thrown to her - but only in certain cases. And providing food for her dog can effect betrothal, but not providing food for a dog that does not belong to her. These laws and so much more, indicative of how the ritual of Jewish marriage has been interpreted by scholars over the course of generations, are contained in Even HaEzer, the third section of the sixteenth-century law code Shulchan Arukh. Sefaria’s volunteer translators are making this material freely available online, in English, for the first time ever.
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