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  Marriage
Because marriage under Jewish law is essentially a private contractual agreement between a man and a woman, it does not require the presence of a rabbi or any other religious official.
Children of a married man and a woman who is not his wife are not mamzerim (because the marriage between the parents would not have been prohibited), although children of a married woman and a man who is not her husband are mamzerim (because she could not have married him).
A kohein is not permitted to marry a divorcee, a convert, a promiscuous woman, a woman who is the offspring of a forbidden marriage to a kohein, or a woman who is the widow of a man who died childless but who has been released from the obligation to marry her husband's brother.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/marriage.html   (2664 words)

  
  JewishEncyclopedia.com - MARRIAGE CEREMONIES:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Although the marriage preliminaries were exclusively the concern of the parents and their agents, yet the young people were in nowise forced into the contract.
Early marriages were frequent; apart from moral considerations, they were often due to political conditions; in Russia, for example, the Jews were subject to conscription, but those who were married men were excused from military service.
Social conditions also had some influence: a father, possessing the dowry for his child, urged the marriage so as to secure the dowry to her before one of the numberless persecutions robbed him of it.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=215&letter=M   (4194 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - INTERMARRIAGE:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Altogether, however, the view prevailed that the nations of Palestine not having remained in the ancient state, the exclusion of Gentiles after they had once embraced Judaism ought no longer to be insisted upon (Yad.
Statistical inquiry has proved that the number of children resulting from intermarriages is considerably smaller than that from purely Jewish marriages, averaging only about one child to a marriage compared with an average of three or four from purely Jewish marriages.
Reasons have been given by Rüppin, in Conrad's "Jahrbücher" for 1902, to show that the comparison is somewhat deceptive, as the birth-rate is determined by dividing marriages by births; and as mixed marriages are on the increase there are fewer earlier marriages to raise the quotient.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=163&letter=I&search=intermarriage   (1402 words)

  
 Judaism 101: Marriage
Because marriage under Jewish law is essentially a private contractual agreement between a man and a woman, it does not require the presence of a rabbi or any other religious official.
Children of a married man and a woman who is not his wife are not mamzerim (because the marriage between the parents would not have been prohibited), although children of a married woman and a man who is not her husband are mamzerim (because she could not have married him).
A kohein is not permitted to marry a divorcee, a convert, a promiscuous woman, a woman who is the offspring of a forbidden marriage to a kohein, or a woman who is the widow of a man who died childless but who has been released from the obligation to marry her husband's brother.
www.jewfaq.org /marriage.htm   (2451 words)

  
 Jewish view of marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the marriage preliminaries were the concern of the parents, their children were not forced into marriage over their objections.
As civil marriage does not exist in Israel, the only institutionalized form of marriage in Israel is the religious one, i.e.
In Israel today, there are approximately "300,000 Israelis who cannot marry because one of the partners is not Jewish, or his or her Jewishness cannot be determined." [1] In other words, a marriage in Israel is not possible unless both partners are determined to be ethnically, ancestorally, or halakhically Jewish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jewish_view_of_marriage   (2469 words)

  
 Untitled Document
This marriage contract, which hangs to this day in my husband’s and my dining room, is the inspiration for my present work in creating ketubot.
My own Ketubah is not only a traditional marriage commitment and a legal contract, but also a symbol of love and a keepsake of the togetherness we experienced in Israel as a young couple.
The Jewish view of marriage can be summed up by a line from the Talmud: "One who does not have a wife lives without joy, without bliss, without happiness." (Yevamot 62b).
www.jewishart.org /ketubah/text.htm   (1211 words)

  
 Jewish Dating Advice #215 - The Pre-Nuptial Pact - Bitachon.Com - Discussion Forums for Jewish Jewish Singles & Jewish ...
The responsibilities of Jewish Marriage also entail managing the finances, running home, raising a family, participating in the Jewish Community, and coordinating leisure time and a social life.
But in a Jewish Marriage, each partner can choose from among the things that have to be done, according to what he or she especially likes or does especially well.
Understanding this dynamic, we nevertheless believe that the best way for individuals, who marry after they have developed their own careers and financial resources, is to view their Jewish Marriage as shared enterprise in which each partner dedicates his or her best efforts to building a mutually satisfying life together.
bitachon.com /forums/jewish-dating/2610-jewish-dating-advice-215-the-pre-nuptial-pact.html#post3068   (1023 words)

  
 JewishJournal.com
“Marriage is the most fundamental institution of civilization, and it should not be redefined by activist judges,” Bush said after meeting with supporters of the constitutional amendment.
Jewish supporters of the amendment suggested they would sell the amendment to the Jewish community as one that would guarantee religious freedoms.
Proponents of gay marriage were “pursuing a deliberate plan of litigation and political pressure which will not only redefine marriage, but will follow from that to threaten the first freedom enshrined in the First Amendment — religious liberty,” said Nathan Diament, the director of the Washington office of the Orthodox Union.
www.jewishjournal.com /home/preview.php?id=15975   (1154 words)

  
 Jewish Marriage
Judaism considers marriage to be the ideal state of existence; a man without a wife, or a woman without a husband, are considered incomplete.
In traditional Jewish society, from the era of the Talmud up to the enlightenment, social association of the sexes was usually restricted.
Although the marriage preliminaries were the concern of the parents, their children were not forced into marriage over their objections.
www.milechai.com /judaism/jewish-marriage.html   (1996 words)

  
 Samuel Rosenthal Center For Judaic Studies
Marriage was not a goal in itself, but carried larger social weight, in that by establishing a household its male leaders gained identity, achieved social respectability, and produced offspring for the state.
Just as the Stoics argue for marriage as a natural institution through which a man completes himself, so the Palestinian rabbis do the same in their cultural language, i.e., they argue for marriage as a divinely ordained institution.
In Sassanian Babylonia, on the other hand, marriage was not contested at all, the Babylonian rabbis felt free to play out their anxieties because the institution of marriage would not be damaged due to its salvific importance.
www.case.edu /artsci/rosenthal/reviews/jewish_marriage.htm   (1234 words)

  
 USCJ: Jewish Marriage
Jewish leaders -- indeed all who are committed to a Jewish Renaissance -- know that intermarriage is not the ideal.
Although every Jewish institution must play a role in a Jewish Renaissance, it is the synagogue that may be best poised to disseminate the message of inmarriage.
Although the words are difficult to articulate in the current climate, we must make a commitment to the future by educating all Jews to the importance of marrying within the faith.
www.uscj.org /Jewish_Marriage5093.html   (871 words)

  
 A Jewish View of Marriage
Gay marriages, domestic partnerships, the Defense of Marriage Act, the societal purposes and benefits of marriage...
Unfortunately, this entire discussion is framed from the point of view of a Western romantic view of love and marriage — that we fall in love with the (wo)man of our dreams and live happilly ever after...
And now we have reality TV where a "lucky" bachelor(ette) chooses his or her spouse from among a field of a dozen contenders — the perfect spouse to be "won" as a prize while all of America watches.
rabbi.bendory.com /docs/love.php   (727 words)

  
 Ohr Somayach :: Marriage :: The Jewish Wedding Ceremony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In traditional Jewish literature marriage is actually called kiddushin, which translates as "sanctification" or "dedication." "Sanctification," indicates that what is happening is not just a social arrangement or contractual agreement, but a spiritual bonding and the fulfillment of a mitzvah, a Divine precept.
According to Jewish law physical contact is not allowed between a man and a woman until they are married (except for certain close relatives), and also they may not be alone together in a closed room or secluded area.
In fact, according to many Jewish legal authorities, the very fact that they are alone together in a locked room, is a requirement of the legal act of marriage, and hence their entry into the room must be observed by the two witnesses of the marriage.
ohr.edu /yhiy/article.php/1087   (1470 words)

  
 Marriage and Family by Mark Drogin
To understand Joseph’s importance, I will discuss three Jewish marriages — three Jewish families — one at the beginning of creation, a second at the center of all human history, and a third at the end towards which all history is directed: Adam and Eve, Joseph and Mary, Christ and the Church.
The marriage of Joseph and Mary is essentially bound with the Incarnation at the
Marriage is the natural foundation of all human society — revealed and given to us from the beginning of creation.
www.christendom-awake.org /pages/drogin/marriage&family.htm   (4418 words)

  
 Anti-Slavery Response of Dr. Einhorn
And it took Dr. Raphall, a Jewish preacher, to concoct the deplorable farce in the name of divine authority, to proclaim the justification, the moral blamelessness of servitude, and to lay down the law to Christian preachers of opposite convictions.
We are vividly reminded of Jewish clowns who delighted wedding guests with all sorts of leaps in the domain of the Deraschah.
V 14;)—the possession of slaves is even put under the same protection as any other sort of lawful property, as it says: thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, his field, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, his ox nor his ass nor anything that is thy neighbor's (Ibid.
www.jewish-history.com /civilwar/einhorn.html   (4298 words)

  
 BIBLE STUDY MANUALS: JEWISH MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
In the same manner as the Jewish bridegroom came to the bride's home for the purpose of obtaining her through the establishment of a marriage covenant, so Jesus came to earth for the purpose of obtaining the Church through the establishment of a covenant.
Analogous with the Jewish bride being declared to be sanctified or set apart exclusively for her groom once the marriage covenant was established, the Church has been declared to be sanctified or set apart exclusively for Christ (Eph.
Similar to the Jewish bride's return with the groom to his father's house after her departure from her home, the Church will return with Christ to His Father's house in heaven after she is snatched from the earth to meet Him in the air (1 Thess.
www.biblestudymanuals.net /jewish_marriage_customs.htm   (2139 words)

  
 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Using the powerful symbolism of the civil rights movement, Jewish gay rights advocates are launching a campaign to enlist rabbis in the fight against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
A constitutional amendment imposing a certain religious view of marriage is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause, he said.
A constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman has been pending in Congress for several years but was not a priority for congressional leaders.
www.thejewishweek.com /news/newscontent.php3?artid=9179   (1789 words)

  
 JewishJournal.com
Amid a flurry of legal activity and political posturing, the topic of gay marriage has moved with lightning speed from being an obscure issue reserved for advocates and their seasoned respondents to the forefront of political, emotional and intellectual debate.
Opponents of same-sex marriage say that trying to separate the spiritual and legal definitions of marriage is a disingenuous exercise, since marriage is defined by a society that bases itself on moral, and very often religious-based, values and uses those values to decide who will reap the benefits of society.
Marriages performed in San Francisco in February remain valid while the California Supreme Court weighs the issue, taking into account both the 4,000 couples who are already married and the 2000 Defense of Marriage initiative, which defined marriage as between a man and woman.
www.jewishjournal.com /home/preview.php?id=12243   (2018 words)

  
 Question of the Month: Divorce
When a couple gets married in a Jewish wedding ceremony, their souls become one.
The Jewish divorce ceremony is the reverse of this.
No one would recklessly experiment on their body, saying,"If anything happens to my limbs, I can always amputate." Similarly, we don't enter marriage saying, "If things don't work out we can always get a divorce." Divorce should not be a factor in the decision to get married.
www.jewishmag.com /102mag/questiondivorce/questiondivorce.htm   (485 words)

  
 Jewish Family - Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Recent studies suggest professional women are less happy in their marriage and more likely to divorce.
A common marriage dance is a two-step called "attack-withdrawal." One wants expressions of love and asks for it the wrong way; the other feels threatened and retreats.
A happy marriage is one where intimacy is protected against any and all intrusion by impenetrable barriers.
www.aish.com /family/marriage   (1338 words)

  
 Kansas City Jewish Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Greenbaum made the case that a vote against the measure was not necessarily a vote for gay marriage.
However, the Jewish view on gay marriage is far from uniform.
Rabbi Fine's stance is in line with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations in America and its Rabbinical Council of America.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=11275395&BRD=1425&PAG=461&dept_id=154733&rfi=6   (1396 words)

  
 Index to S.C.J. FAQ Section 8: Woman and Marriage
Is it possible for a Cohanim to marry a divorced Jewish woman?
What is the halakhic status of the children resulting from a marriage between a Kohein and a woman who had a non-Orthodox (Reform) conversion in infancy though adoption into a Reform family?
What are all the observances that Orthodox Jewish women are commanded to participate in during the course of the year?
www.shamash.org /lists/scj-faq/HTML/faq/08-index.html   (348 words)

  
 QUEER ALLIES: THE LITTLE-NOTICED ALLIANCE BETWEEN GAY MARRIAGE OPPONENTS AND ALLEGED TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS
Cultural liberals view the amendment as a potentially serious roadblock to making gay marriage the law of the land.
The reliance of "diversity" to argue for traditional marriage obscures if not contradicts the most powerful argument that it supporters can make: Namely, this is a corner-stone of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
I mean that this is the basic doctrine of the Jewish religion and that's why it is a most racist religion.
www.jewishworldreview.com /1203/marriage_terrorists.php3?printer_friendly   (1676 words)

  
 What is the Jewish view of marriage? | AskMoses.com - Judaism, Ask a Rabbi - Live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Because marriage is a state of connection, and the attitude that comes with the territory.
Marriage is a steady pilot light, not an endless explosion of fiery desire.
As a human I think gay marriage is right because of what the definition of love is. But as a Christian I disagree with it because of what 'marriage' inevitabley leads to.
www.askmoses.com /article.html?h=211&o=175   (1009 words)

  
 Frumster.com - Jewish Dating for Marriage
On the other hand, just because what she wrote is true, that none of us is perfect and that we all need to work on ourselves to become a "good marriage partner", is liable to elicit feelings of frustration among many of us.
She considers his views skewed and he is beneath her dignity.
In this more authentic view we will, with G-d's help, be truer both to our marriage partners and to ourselves, and we will be more tolerant of each other's individuality and the inevitable differences between us.
www.frumster.com /comments.php?&id=350   (1740 words)

  
 A Jewish View on Gender Differences | Men and Women
By giving her the tools to grow morally and spiritually while maximizing her unique strengths, the Torah frees a woman to be herself with self-esteem and joy -- and no apologies.
This essay is excerpted from "Jewish Matters: A pocketbook of knowledge and inspiration." "Jewish Matters" includes short essays on topics from relationships, prayer, happiness, and Shabbat, written by top male and female educators from around the world.
With her trademark blend of wit, down-to-earth advice, and profound Torah scholarship, author and educator Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller with Sara Yoheved Rigler shows us how to confront the eight essential challenges of life - including the challenge of anger, the challenge of relationships, the challenge of parenting, even the challenge of happiness.
www.simpletoremember.com /vitals/jewish-view-on-gender-differences.htm   (1432 words)

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