Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A pre-dated ketubah?


If a chuppah is held after nightfall, the date on the ketubah must be that of the night.

Historically, the ketubah could be pre-dated, because kiddushin was done before the chuppah. Today, though, kiddushin is done under the chuppah, and so there is no way that the ketubah could have any legal force until the chuppah itself.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 5:9:2)

Have a great day,

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