Red Tape

A number of major nineteenth century European Aharonim discuss the validity of a transaction for the sale of Hamez which is not recognized by the secular government;1 a similar, and potentially even more serious, albeit less discussed, problem exists with the standard contemporary version of the Rabbinically mandated marriage settlement document, the כתובה. From the […]

Speak No Evil

Rabbi Avi Shafran gives “[his] understanding” of why “pre-nuptial agreements are not common in the charedi world”: Rabbi Avi Shafran, Director of Public Affairs for the Agudath Israel of America, agreed that pre-nuptial agreements are not common in the charedi world. None of his six married children has one, he said. “My understanding of the […]