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The Silent Bride

An excerpt from the late Ronit Matalon’s newly translated novel, ‘And the Bride Closed the Door’

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The Kedushah Crisis

Sexual abstinence of married men roils the Hasidic sects of Gur, Slonim, and Toledot Aharon

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Battling Israel’s Marriage Monopoly

A nonprofit organization is helping couples who want an Orthodox wedding without the authorization of the Chief Rabbinate

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Keeping the Faith

Ep. 147: A Franciscan sister’s first Shabbat dinner; Unorthodox marriage counseling; and a Christian scholar among Jews

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Jewish Marriage 101

‘Kallah classes’ have long taught women the basics of Jewish marital etiquette, from the mikveh to the kitchen to the birds and the bees

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Rethinking Infidelity

‘This thing has existed since marriage was invented,’ says Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs

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My Big Fat Jewish Wedding

Episode 103: Everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish weddings—and beyond!—with guests Anita Diamant, Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Bat Sheva Marcus, ‘Bridesmaid for Hire’ Jen Glantz, and more

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How to Have a Successful Marriage

A rabbi’s advice for couples who want to stay together

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Who Cares About a Matchmaker, Anyway?

Opposing rabbinic conceptions of marriage and matchmaking in Ashkenaz and Sepharad

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Children’s Author and Memoirist Amy Krouse Rosenthal Dies at 51

Revisit her heartbreaking New York Times essay, ‘You May Want to Marry My Husband’

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Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, Go Together Like a—

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ reading, Talmudic debates over marriage contracts are often predicated on linguistic precision, not human needs

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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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