In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ reading, Talmudic debates over marriage contracts are often predicated on linguistic precision, not human needs
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman have called it quits, and I’m reeling
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?
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?
‘Daf Yomi’ zig-zags from impure wine to the Talmud’s apocryphal reasoning for the destruction of the Temple
Internet, Internet, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch
The legislation was introduced as a temporary security measure in 2003, and will now be subject to deeper discussion
Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.
For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives
A Conservative rabbi takes the plunge
Seven-week course teaches the basics of the ceremony—and Jewish marriage
Website says Jews more likely to date Jews than other religions
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways
As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost
It wasn’t a question of modesty, but intimacy: ‘I had to dial back my friendships with men, for the sake of my marriage’
My husband isn’t the same man he used to be. But that’s OK: I’m not the same woman he married, either.
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.
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
I never wanted to learn to make my mother’s matbucha, a savory eggplant salad–until I became a mom-to-be
As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired
I’d given up on finding a Jewish woman to marry—until the woman I fell in love with decided to convert
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
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
I’ve been teased about it my whole life, but my name is a part of me. Getting married won’t change that.
When my daughter got married at 20, I worried she was too young. But I was the one who wasn’t ready.
The attacks on domestic bliss in Alix Kates Shulman’s novel Ménage would resonate with Orthodox Jews
How many Jews can marry whomever?
Widowed and divorced Orthodox singles who want to give marriage another spin find specially tailored events to help them make a new match