About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Israel, c.190 - c.230 CE
Kiddushin (“Betrothal”) is the last tractate in Seder Nashim (“Order of Women,” which addresses family law). Its five chapters primarily discuss laws relating to betrothal. Also addressed are laws of acquisition, sending representatives to perform legal actions, lineage, and the prohibition of seclusion between a man and a woman not married to each other.