Eliyah Hawila fooled everyone, including his would-be bride and Brooklyn’s tightknit Syrian Jewish community, into believing he was a Jew. Now that the secret is out, the question is: Who is he, really?
Social media vigilantism comes to Brooklyn’s historically private Syrian Jewish community
A manuscript sheds light on a 16th-century tale of Jewish love and betrothal
An excerpt from the late Ronit Matalon’s newly translated novel, ‘And the Bride Closed the Door’
Overreach by Israel’s Rabbinate has turned marriage into a symbol of dissatisfaction with religious authority and a key issue in the upcoming election
Sexual abstinence of married men roils the Hasidic sects of Gur, Slonim, and Toledot Aharon
A nonprofit organization is helping couples who want an Orthodox wedding without the authorization of the Chief Rabbinate
‘Kallah’ classes have long taught women the basics of Jewish marital etiquette, from the mikvah to the kitchen to the birds and the bees
‘This thing has existed since marriage was invented,’ says Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs
A rabbi’s advice for couples who want to stay together
Opposing rabbinic conceptions of marriage and matchmaking in Ashkenaz and Sepharad
Revisit her heartbreaking New York Times essay, ‘You May Want to Marry My Husband’
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