Epstein, Louis M. The Jewish Marriage Contract: A Study in the Status of the Woman in Jewish Law. Originally published: New York: Jewish Theological Seminary, 1927. xvii, 316 pp. Reprinted 2005, 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616195113. ISBN-10: 1616195118. Paperback. New. $29.95 * A cogent and compelling examination of the history and significance of the Jewish marriage contract, the Ketubah, with extensive notes in Hebrew and English. As Epstein notes in the preface, the Ketubah offers an excellent introduction to the character of Jewish marriage because it is not a sentimental, rhetorical or subjective text. Instead, it is "a legal document embodying the essential points agreed upon by the parties and sanctioned by the law as to the manner of their living together as husband and wife" . This work will interest those concerned with property rights, family, divorce, and the evolution of betrothal and marriage.
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