The conversation about inaccurate and pernicious depictions of Orthodox Jews in media is long overdue.
We went to NBC’s 30 Rock in NYC this past Wednesday, March 10 from 1-3PM. EST to continue the conversation we started with the “Nurses” episode a couple weeks ago. Help us amplify our message by watching, sharing, and asking our group any questions you have about Orthodox Jewish life. Please share this event with your network, so we can reach as many people as possible. We don’t want too large of a crowd, so if you decide to attend in person, please be masked and socially distanced.
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You mention at around 38 minutes into the livestream that Jewish Law prohibits someone from marrying someone they’re not attracted to. Is there a Gemara or a passage in the Shulchan Aruch that says this?
Gemara “a man is not allowed to marry a woman without having seen her first, lest he finds her unattractive and comes to resent her afterwards” – Kiddushin 41a. We have 2 more relevant articles on the topic: https://jewinthecity.com/2019/04/what-are-the-halachic-requirements-of-attraction-in-marriage/