Abstract: In antiquity, marriage by Jews and non-Jews alike was a natural process, not defined solely by a single legal moment. Through the requirement of kiddushin, the rabbis revived an ancient institution known in the bible as Erusin (אירוסין), imbuing it with a binding legal significance despite apparent public disinterest. How should we understand the rise of rabbinic kiddushin? What exactly did the rabbis have to gain in its establishment?
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Daf Yomi: the next tractate
MICHAEL SATLOW: A Detached Kiddushin. The historical context within which to read the Talmudic discussions of kiddushin. (TheGemara.com).