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Is a Marriage Contract Required?

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

The Divine Code for January 23, 2023

Today: Page 430

Topic Chapter 4:4 - 4:5

It is appropriate for non-Jews to establish wedding ceremonies, so that their marriages will be obvious and known to all.

An Example of a Noahide Marriage Contract: click the picture

For non-Jews, the consummation of a marriage bond, in and of itself, does not obligate the husband to provide for his wife or children, or to have relations with her on an regular basis or as a commitment. Neverthereless, a husband is obligated to honor his wife and be involved with her well-being, and a wife is obligated to honor her husband.

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 4:2 - 4:3

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 4:6- 4:10

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Sources: The Divine Code (4e edition) by rabbi Moshe Weiner


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