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Broken Up About a Breakup

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman have called it quits, and I’m reeling

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By Talmudic law, Jewish Men Purchase Brides as They Would a Slave or a Piece of Real Estate

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?

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On the Acquisition of Women

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the rabbis parse the betrothal of Jewish couples under the patriarchy. Plus: Is sex really sex if it doesn’t go all the way?

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Finders Keepers, Inferior Land for Wedded Bliss, and Other Property Matters

‘Daf Yomi’ zig-zags from impure wine to the Talmud’s apocryphal reasoning for the destruction of the Temple

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Online Dating for Jews of Color: A Love Story

Internet, Internet, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch

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Knesset Extends Law Forbidding Palestinians Married to Israelis From Living in Jewish State

The legislation was introduced as a temporary security measure in 2003, and will now be subject to deeper discussion

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Jewish Bride Has a Mole? Grounds for Divorce. Husband Smells Bad? Live With It.

Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.

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Would a Jackal Take Better Care of Its Young?

For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives

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Intermarriage, I Do!

A Conservative rabbi takes the plunge

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Jewish Couples Head to Wedding Boot Camp

Seven-week course teaches the basics of the ceremony—and Jewish marriage

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Matchmaking Service: Jews Like Other Jews

Website says Jews more likely to date Jews than other religions

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My Wig Was Beautiful and Expensive, and Everybody Loved It—Except Me

When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.

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Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.

Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways

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Huma Abedin’s Problem: Nice Jewish Boy Derangement Syndrome

As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost

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Why a Conservative Female Rabbi Decided To Pull Away From Her Male Friends

It wasn’t a question of modesty, but intimacy: ‘I had to dial back my friendships with men, for the sake of my marriage’

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The Man I Married

My husband isn’t the same man he used to be. But that’s OK: I’m not the same woman he married, either.

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Making a Jewish Home

I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.

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A Chained Man

Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce

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How To Cook Like a Syrian: Making My Mother’s Matbucha

I never wanted to learn to make my mother’s matbucha, a savory eggplant salad–until I became a mom-to-be

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An Object of Desire?

As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired

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My Jewish Dating Problem

I’d given up on finding a Jewish woman to marry—until the woman I fell in love with decided to convert

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Religious Revolution in Israel

Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?

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Getting Grandma’s Blessing

When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy

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TomKat’s Contract, and Mine

The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever

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Why I’m Keeping My Name

I’ve been teased about it my whole life, but my name is a part of me. Getting married won’t change that.

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Letting My Daughter Go

When my daughter got married at 20, I worried she was too young. But I was the one who wasn’t ready.

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The Feminist Marriage Plot

The attacks on domestic bliss in Alix Kates Shulman’s novel Ménage would resonate with Orthodox Jews

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Marriage on the March Part Deux

How many Jews can marry whomever?

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Second Time Around

Widowed and divorced Orthodox singles who want to give marriage another spin find specially tailored events to help them make a new match

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In the Rough

An illustrator gets affianced and her thoughts zoom from wanting an engagement ring to worrying it symbolizes that she’ll be her man’s property

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