Marriage in Judaism
I would like to start off this essay by making it very clear that I am in, of by any means whatsoever an expert on or in the field of Judaism nor do I claim to specialize in the field of marriage in Judaism. With this being said I would like to start off this essay by stating what marriage in general is according to Merriam-Webster's definition, "1 a : the state of being married b : the mutual relation of husband and wife : WEDLOCK c : the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family2 : an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities3 : an intimate or close union."
Some of the information on or in the aspect of Historical Jewish Matrimony is not really covered to a vast extent in the Torah, however if you would look at the Talmud on the other-hand you would find a greater and more vast amount of information, before a Jew gets married he/she will often look for their "Bashert" this translated would translate to soul mate.
Judaism has in fact always accepted divorce; and also permits a divorce for any reason; however suck an action was and is currently frowned upon in the Jewish Community. Also in current day we as a society also frown on and upon the traditional divorce. In historic writings of Judaism it is said that in order for a Jewish woman to be a wife she must comply with three ways of marriage, either through money, a contract of through sexual intercourse; Although, only one of these is...