Is Jewish Marriage Unique?

Or is it more similar to Christian marriage than Sam Schulman suggests?

A Jewish Wedding. Jozef Israëls, 1903. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
A Jewish Wedding. Jozef Israëls, 1903. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Response
Sherif Girgis
Feb. 16 2014

In “Same-Sex Marriage and the Jews,” Sam Schulman offers an insightful, erudite account of how non-Orthodox Jewish communities got from Leviticus 18 to the Kiddushin Service for Same Gender Couples—or, you might say, from Sinai to Stonewall. Still more compelling is his take on the quiet but devastating revolution this has worked in the Jewish view of marriage. Here I want to examine two of his claims in particular: that the revolution’s roots are Christian, and that Judaism in particular is paying the bill.

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