A new exhibit shows how Jewish marriage evolved – from 12th-century Egypt to modern-day America

In 12th-century Cairo, a man and woman were getting married – for the second time. This time, the bride had conditions: Her mother would live with them, and her husband was not to strike or degrade his mother-in-law. We have this window into Medieval Egypt from the Cairo Genizah, a massive cache of documents found … Continue reading A new exhibit shows how Jewish marriage evolved – from 12th-century Egypt to modern-day America