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Kiddushin

Kiddushin: (a) Betrothal. The first stage of the Torah-mandated wedding process. Kiddushin is accomplished beneath the chupah (wedding canopy) when the groom giving the bride the ring. Kiddushin actually renders the bride and groom full- fledged husband and wife except that the couple may not live together as husband and wife until the second stage, the nisu'in, is completed. (b) A tractate of the Talmud that discusses the laws of kiddushin.

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The chupah is a combination of two distinct and complex halachic processes. This article will navigate you through the first part -- Kiddushin.
The Jewish marriage is a two-stage process. What is the legal and mystical significance of these two stages?
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According to Torah law, marriage is a two-step process. The first stage is called kiddushin, loosely translated as "betrothal," and the second step is known as nisu'in, the finalization of the nuptials. Both kiddushin and nisu'in are accomplished...
Before the betrothal, the officiating rabbi recites the following blessings: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ עַל...
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The Evolution of Marriage
How the giving of the Torah forever transformed the nature of marriage and simultaneously the relationship between G-d and His people. (Likutei Sichos vol. 39, Ki Seitzei: Sicha 3)
Commitment and love are the two most basic components of marriage, and they are the foundation of our relationship with G‑d too. This concept explains the joyous nature of the Tu B’Av holiday.
The officiating rabbi at a wedding, known in Hebrew as the mesader kiddushin, has two primary functions: The first and primary function of the rabbi is to ensure that the entire wedding is properly conducted according to Jewish law and custom. He makes...
The Value of a Debt Analyses of Talmud Tractate Kiddushin Video
The Value of a Debt
What is the real value of a promissory note? What happens if one hands over an IOU in order to effect a kiddushin (betrothal) transaction? Is the transfer of a debt equivalent to the transfer of funds for this purpose? What about for a pidyon haben...
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