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Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt

How Family Courts Are Providing a ‘Dialogue’ between Husband and Wife

Nadia Sonneveld

In the year 2000, Egyptian women were given the right to unilateral divorce through a procedure called khul'. Khul' became the source of much controversy in Egyptian society, and most judges interviewed by the author expressed a negative viewpoint when asked about it. Nevertheless, the introduction of the Family Court system in 2004, with the explicit aim of solving marital disputes through mediation and communication, has made possible a 'dialogue' between husband and wife in a khul' procedure. This applies even in situations where mediators and judges profess an unfavourable opinion of women who file for khul' divorce.

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Shalom Sabar

enactment of monogamous marriages among the Sephardim of Morocco. How did the physical appearance of marriage contracts preserve the heritage from Spain? The early takkanot clearly specify two interesting and influential concerns of the refugee

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Editorial

Reinventing Anthropological Topics

Soheila Shahshahani

who live under the same roof without a formal marriage contract in Iran, to discuss the terms used to describe such unions (‘white marriage’ vs. ‘black marriage’), to discuss views of various religious authorities (a range of views from those who call

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Hilary Pomeroy

culture in Morocco. These include illuminated manuscripts and the exquisitely decorated marriage contracts, various synagogue appurtenances all of which reveal their origin in Iberia and the, sadly, short-lived Hebrew printing press. As with Moisés Orfali

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Moisés Orfali

-Jewish courts replacing the Jewish marriage contract with a contract known as the ṣadâq (Muslim marriage contract). 35 This ordinance obliged the bridegroom to pay for the ṣadâq 36 even if he converted or before he left the country, thus preventing the

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Stanley Chojnacki

’s wealth as registered in the Catasto, or fiscal census, of 1427. 7 There are no equivalent Venetian figures, but marriage contracts spell out in detail the annual rents from the real estate portion—often substantial—of many dowries. In their contract of

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Interfaith Families

A Jewish Perspective

Edward van Voolen

Jewish, and so, of course, is the marriage contract (Ketubah). But that is not necessarily the case for a decorated canopy, and neither is the albeit characteristic custom of breaking a glass originally Jewish. But there is nothing wrong with it when the

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The Perfect, Impossible Love

Three Egyptian Film Adaptations of Romeo and Juliet

Rafik Darragi

, and threatens to kill Karīm if she refuses. Informed of the marriage ceremony by a cousin, Karīm races to the Kassas’ house and exhibits his marriage contract with Salma. Furious, her father takes out a revolver and aims at Karīm, but Salma throws

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Pity Silenced

Economies of Mercy in The Merchant of Venice

Alessandra Marzola

Shylock in the first place. Portia’s deals of mercy, however, are not enough to settle accounts or to finalize deals. As the ring plot illustrates, the homoerotic love between Antonio and Bassanio lingers on as a barrier to the forming of marriage

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Magdalena Rodziewicz

agreement is not a necessary condition for a marriage. In his Resale-ye touzih-e masa'el-e nouin (Explanation of the new issues), Sadeqi Tehrani wrote that ‘the marriage contract is valid in every language, also when it is executed without words nekah