The Principles of Marriage and Family Law in the Talmud

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prof. Shalom Albeck
Summary

This book presents the reasons and purposes behind marriage and family law in the Talmud and the controversies regarding them, thereby providing the reader with an organized, systematic summary of the Talmudic laws on these subjects which have no apparent connection, and granting them new meaning. The discussion sheds light also on social and economic aspects of this period. Among the subjects discussed in this book: matchmaking, betrothal, marriage, forbidden marriages, marriage contracts, mutual duties of husband and wife, duties to children, divorce, Levirate marriage and Halitza, rules of evidence in family law and personal status