Sure, the woman consents, but the ‘specter of ownership’ hangs over the relationship. Plus: If you’re buying a woman, what is she actually worth in hard currency?
Talmudic rabbis are less interested in mystical speculation than in concrete questions, like the state of women’s hymens
The ‘Daf Yomi’ cycle heads into thorny gender issues around marriage, gynecology, and Sabbath sex
Seven-week course teaches the basics of the ceremony—and Jewish marriage
Sometimes famous people lose their marriage contracts on their wedding day
Julius Bien is remembered for his maps and Audubon lithographs. But his talents were apparent at age 23 in a wedding contract.
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever