If a chosson is blind, is unveiling his kallah enough?
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June 8, 2017 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #1292327LightbriteParticipant
Would a chosson who is blind need to check that the kallah is his via another means than sight, such as hearing her voice or touching her face?
Technically, even if he unveils his kallah, if he cannot see her, then how can he be sure if he doesn’t use another sense to ensure it’s really her?
Thank you 🙂June 9, 2017 7:50 am at 7:50 am #1292361☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
He would trust the assembled crowd. (If he were to think he was marrying one woman,
while the bride present was actually another woman, that marriage would be invalid.)June 9, 2017 10:44 am at 10:44 am #1292449midwesternerParticipant
Gemara asks the question (suma heiach muttar b’ishto, uvnei adam heiach muttarin l’neshoseihen balayla) and answers tevias eina d’kala, i.e. voice recognitionJune 9, 2017 10:56 am at 10:56 am #1292453JosephParticipant
How does a blind deaf person get married?June 9, 2017 11:47 am at 11:47 am #1292471YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
What kind of question is that?!June 9, 2017 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #1292502MenoParticipant
What kind of question is that?!
I think it’s a good questionJune 9, 2017 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #1292572midwesternerParticipant
I think his question was a legitimate follow up to the gemara that says blind people get married with tevias ayin of kol, and a deaf person can not hear and recognize that kol, how would he manage?
The marriage itself wouldn’t be the problem. The problem would be the potential violation of issurim down the road if one can not identify the person he/she is with.June 9, 2017 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm #1292578☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
If one must have sight or sound recognition of their spouse for them to
be permitted to each other, how does a blind deaf person get married?
It’s a logical question.June 11, 2017 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1292803blubluhParticipant
Isn’t this issue then also relevant in cases of post-Chuppah vision loss?June 11, 2017 10:21 am at 10:21 am #1292844yehudayonaParticipant
Deafblind couples have other problems. Since they communicate tactually, nidah presents an issue.June 11, 2017 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1292860☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Isn’t this issue then also relevant in cases of post-Chuppah vision loss?
Yes.June 11, 2017 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #1293127LightbriteParticipant
blubluh: Excellent point about couples losing vision and hearing later in life! 🙂
I wonder if they can text in braille.June 13, 2017 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #1295076RedlegParticipant
The unveiling of the Kallah is not only for the Choson. The Eidei Kiddushin must also get a good look at the Kallah or their eidus is not valid. How can they be mayid that Plonis bas Ploni is married to Chaim Yankle Plonawitz if they don’t know what Plonis looks like?
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