Re: Marriage

Nechama Cox (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 13:09:15 +0000

Earl Shiffman asked:
> Where exactly is it written that weddings can not take place on shabbat?

At a Jewish wedding the man "trades" the ring, or thing of value, for his
wife. Since on Shabbos it is not permissible for people to give gifts, or
for ownership to change, I would assume that this would make marriage on
Shabbos impossible,

At least this is my understanding.


Nechama Cox