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Miscellaneous - wedding vows
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: HI. If two young people, a man and a woman, privately say the "Harey At" blessings, the man gives the young woman a ring, and then they consummated the marriage ...are they legally married? They never married according to US law, or even told anyone that they had made promises to one another.
Answer:

What they did was certainly inappropriate and according to most Poskim is included in the issur d'Oraisa of "lo sihye kedaisha" which includes pre-marital sex. However, without any witnesses there is no possibility of marriage and they do not need a Get to split up.

posted:2008-08-27 18:03:06


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