Interfaith marriage in Judaism
Interfaith marriage in Judaism (also called mixed marriage or intermarriage) was historically looked upon with very strong disfavour by Jewish leaders, and it remains a controversial issue amongst the...
Matrilineality in Judaism
Matrilineality in Judaism is the view that people born of a Jewish mother are themselves Jewish. The Torah does not explicitly discuss the conferring of Jewish status through matrilineality. The Tanak...
Isha katlanit
Isha katlanit (Hebrew: אישה קטלנית‎, literally: "lethal/deadly woman") is a term used in halakha ("Jewish law") for a married woman who has become a widow twice. Such a woman, it is said, shoul...
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Halizah
Under the Biblical system of levirate marriage known as Yibbum, Halizah (or Chalitzah ; Hebrew: חליצה‎) is the process by which a widow and her husband's brother would avoid the duty to mar...
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Negiah
The term negiah (Hebrew: נגיעה‎), literally "touch," is the concept in Jewish law (Halakha) that forbids or restricts physical contact with a member of the opposite sex (except for one's spouse,...
Matriname
A matrilineal surname is a family name inherited from one's mother (and maternal grandmother, etc.) in some matrilineal cultures, and this line of descent or "mother line" is called a matriline. In th...
Legal responses to Agunah
Legal responses to agunah are civil legal remedies against a spouse who refuses to cooperate in the process of granting or receiving a Jewish legal divorce or "get".
For a divorce to be effective ...
Lenape
The Lenape (/ləˈnɑːpi/) are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government. They are also called Delaware Indians after their historic territory along the frequently mountainous landscapes ...
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Qahal
The Qahal/Kahal (Hebrew: קהל‎) was a theocratic organisational structure in ancient Israelite society, according to the Masoretic Text of the Bible. In later centuries, Qahal was the name of the...
Erusin
Erusin (אירוסין) is the Hebrew term for betrothal. In modern Hebrew, "erusin" means engagement, but this is not the historical meaning of the term, which is the first part of marriage (the second part...
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Ketubah
A ketubah (Hebrew: כְּתוּבָּה ; "written thing"; pl. ketubot) is a special type of Jewish prenuptial agreement. It is considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage, and outline...
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Conservative Judaism and sexual orientation
Sexual orientation has been a pivotal issue for Conservative Judaism since the 1980s. A major Jewish denomination in the U.S., Conservative Judaism has wrestled with homosexuality and bisexuality as a...
Chuppah
A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה‎, pl. חוּפּוֹת, chuppot, literally, "canopy" or "covering"), also huppah, chipe, chupah, or chuppa, is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their Jewish w...
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Get (divorce document)
A get (/ɡɛt/; Hebrew: גט‎, plural gittin גיטין) is a divorce document in Jewish religious law, which must be presented by a husband to his wife to effect their divorce. The essential part of the...
Sheva Brachot
Sheva Brachot (Hebrew: שבע ברכות‎) literally "the seven blessings" also known as birkot nissuin (Hebrew: ברכות נישואין‎), "the wedding blessings" in Jewish law are blessings that are recit...
Beth Din of America
The Beth Din of America is a Beth Din (Court of Jewish Law) which serves Jews throughout the United States of America.It was founded in 1960 and reconstituted in 1994. The focus of Beth Din of America...
Sheitel
Sheitel (Yiddish: שייטל, sheytl m.sg., שייטלעך, sheytlekh m.pl. or שייטלען, sheytlen m.pl.; Hebrew: פאה נוכרית‎) is the Yiddish word for a wig or half-wig worn by some Orthodox Jewish marri...
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Pilegesh
Pilegesh (Hebrew: פילגש‎) is a Hebrew term for a concubine with similar social and legal standing to a recognized wife, often for the purpose of producing offspring.
The term pilegesh comes ...
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Mamzer
A mamzer (Hebrew: ממזר‎) is a person born from certain forbidden relationships, or the descendant of such a person, in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish religious law. A mamzer is someone who is eithe...
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Forbidden relationships in Judaism
Forbidden relationships in Judaism (איסורי ביאה Isurey bi'ah) are those intimate relationships which are forbidden by prohibitions in the Torah and also by rabbinical injunctions. Some of these prohib...
Rabbi Zeira's stringency
Rabbi Zeira's stringency (Judeo-Aramaic חומרא דרבי זירא) or the stringency of the daughters of Israel (Hebrew חומרת בנות ישראל) relates to the law of niddah and refers to the stringency expounded in t...
Rabbi Zeira's stringency - Wikipedia
Marriage in Israel
Marriages in Israel can be performed under the auspices of the religious community to which couples belong, or for people who have proven to lack any religion, a "couplehood union" with rights and res...
Marriage in Israel - Wikipedia
Jewish prenuptial agreement
Jewish prenuptial agreements have been developed in recent times to keep the Jewish woman from becoming an agunah in cases where the husband refuses to grant her a get (Jewish bill of divorce). Witho...
Jewish wedding
A Jewish wedding is a wedding ceremony that follows Jewish law and traditions.While wedding ceremonies vary, common features of a Jewish wedding include a ketubah (marriage contract) which is signed b...
Jewish wedding - Wikipedia
Jewish views on marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved. (Deut. 24:1) Thou...
Jewish views on marriage - Wikipedia
Tzniut
The term tzniut (Hebrew: צניעות, tzniut, Sephardi pronunciation, tzeniut(h); Ashkenazi pronunciation, tznius, "modesty", or "privacy") is used within Judaism and has its greatest influence as a concep...
Tzniut - Wikipedia
Jewish views on contraception
The Jewish view on birth control currently varies between the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform branches of Judaism. Among Orthodox Judaism, use of birth control has been considered only acceptable fo...