Laws of Megillah and Chanukah Chapters 3 and 4

We now continue with Maimonides' Laws of Megillah and Chanukah, chapters three and four.

(The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of three chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code, which today studies these laws. Because these two mitzvot are rabbinic, not biblical, they have no counterpart in Sefer Hamitzvot.)

Marriage

"When a man takes a wife and is intimate with her"Deuteronomy 24:1.

It is a mitzvah for a man to marry a woman through kiddushin. Kiddushin is accomplished through one of three methods: a) The man giving the woman an object of value [for the purpose of marriage]. b) The man giving the woman a marriage contract [a document upon which is written, "With this document I am marrying you"]. c) Through the man being intimate with the woman.