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Marriage Status Applies only to Adults?

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

The Divine Code for January 16, 2023

Today: Page 417

Topic Chapter 3:4 - 3:5

A girl/woman can only by fully married when both partners have the status of adults, at which point their cohabitation can be for the purpose of marriage.

If a father marries off his minor daughter, she has the status of betrothal until she reaches legal majority for marriage. And it is forbidden for another man to cohabit with her.

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: (3:2 -- 3:3)

Tomorrow's Study Topic: (3:6 -- 3:8)

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Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner


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