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    Joseph
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    is she still your first cousin?

    #1519275

    👑RebYidd23
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    Yes. DNA tests would confirm.

    #1519291

    Yossii
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    Obviously they are the שאלה is about the kids are they second cousins and siblings or does the fact that they are more blood/dna related the less dna related is cancelled

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    ☕️coffee addict
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    Yes and she’s also your spouse

    #1519301

    laskern
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    The previous Matersdorfer Rov, Rav Shmuel ztzl married his first cousin.

    #1519300

    akuperma
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    Yes, but one usually refers to a relationship by the closest term. If someone is your spouse, your first cousin, and your fifth cousin twice removed – you refer to the person as a spouse.

    In some American states, such marriages are prohibited (though I suspect the prohibition, left over from canon law, would be unconstitutional). Jewish law has no problem with it, though some geneticists might take issue (especially if the common ancestor, the grandparents of the couple, had any recessive traits that one wants to avoid, e.g. Tay-Sachs disease).

    #1519308

    Meno
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    The previous Matersdorfer Rov, Rav Shmuel ztzl married his first cousin.

    Was she still his cousin after that?

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    DaasYochid ☕
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    He was his own first cousin through marriage.

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    laskern
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    Something more interesting, you have a father and a son and a mother and a daughter. The father marries the daughter and the son marries the mother. What are the relationships after marriage?

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    Uncle Ben
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    Iaskern; That’s an old sugya (in Yevamos?) known as “I am my own grandpa!” Of course that’s when both of those couples have children. That’s when you need to have a bottle of Tylenol ready when you read through the ensuing family tree.
    Though not qualifying for your extreme example, reading a description of the intertwining marriages of the Skverer Twersky’s and the Vizhnitzer Hager’s would require the bottle of Tylenol at hand as well.

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    👑RebYidd23
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    If your wife is your cousin, when you’re with strangers and you want to keep your relationship secret, just tell people she’s your cousin.

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    DovidBT
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    If your wife is your cousin, when you’re with strangers and you want to keep your relationship secret, just tell people she’s your cousin.

    It may be safer to say she’s your sister. (Bereishis 12:13)

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    votekosher
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    If you are planning to marry your first cousin. DONT.

    #1519520

    Gadolhadorah
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    Only if she is from West Virginia or Kentucky .

    #1519886

    Undercover Bochur
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    @votekosher: What do you have against marrying a cousin? If your scared of genetic diseases- I hear where youre coming from. But if you think they shouldn’t get married because nits weird, a person shouldn’t not marry someone because hes scared of people calling him weird.

    Wasn’t there a story recently of a bachur marrying his neice?
    Also, I personally know step-siblings who are now happily married to each other.
    If the would’ve broke up the shidduch because they were scared about what other people would think, they wouldn’t be happily married.

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    Undercover Bochur
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    When I was younger there was a kid in my class whos parents were 1st cousins.

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    laskern
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    Undercover Bochur, The Rambam פרק ב איסורי ביאה הלכה יד says it is an oral mitzva to marry a niece based on the pasuk ומבשרך לא תתעלם.

    #1521022

    Toi
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    …you’re probably a redneck.

    #1521267

    Undercover Bochur
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    @toi Im not a redneck, Im just not so close-minded

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