Judaism, like other millennia-old world religions, has within it many voices and opinions on such core human subjects as sexuality, marriage and family. The institution of marriage has gone through different changes over the different historical periods of the Jews. Traditional Jewish marriage comprises of several rituals (e.g. purification of the bride) as well as several documents (e.g. the marriage contract) that spell out the marriage terms and conditions. This paper explores marriage in the context of the Jewish religion.
The formalization of marriage among the Jews began at the beginning of the Persian period during which the Tanakh