Reading Assignment - Class #1

Please read mitzvot #552, 570, 581 and 582.  Consider the following questions: 

 

Mitzvah #570:

 

Rambam and Ramban have different understandings of this mitzvah.  According to each opinion, what does this mitzvah prohibit and why?  Please remember to focus on adult men, adult women, girls, fathers, slaves and communal authorities.

 

Mitzvah #552:

 

Our author describes three different types of weddings.  Describe the procedure and requirements for each one.  Also describe aspects that all three have in common, for example the role of witnesses, consent, whether the bride or groom are the active party in the ceremony, etc.

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