Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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1. Medieval Period

The institution of marriage in the Jewish communities of the medieval Islamic world followed the basic rules and customs prescribed in the Talmud. These were often blended with local customs and conditions, depending on place and time. The main sources on Jewish marriage in medieval Middle Eastern and North African communities, in addition to the rabbinic literature, are the actual marriage and betrothal contracts preserved in the Cair…

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Esther Juhasz, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah, Leah R. Baer, Melanie Lewey and Carmella Abdar, “Marriage”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 October 2020
First published online: 2010

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