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Author:  Yair Hoffman
E-mail:  vze37jka@verizon.net
Date:  9/26/2004 1:06:00 PM
Subject:  Conservative Invalid Kiddushin
Message:  "but many Conservative Rabbis, if not most, keep all the halachos of kidushin. "

WHAT? I am sorry, but this is woefully inaccurate. I don't want to sit here keAitz Shasool
Howling that their eidim are always pasool (sorry YaLaG).
Basically, no self-respecting kasher leAidus Jew would partake in such a wedding, so the kiddushin are always invalid. The only issue is Rav Henkin's point, that there is an anan sahadi and that there is kiddushin anyway...

Yair Hoffman
Reply:  well said, but he obviously knew of cases where they were fruma at the wedding. They may have gotten a psak from a Rov that they can go to the wedding for some reason. Even so, with kosher eidim, it is probably an unkosher kidushin.

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