A comprehensive guide to the halachos of paying a shadchan.
Man or woman, learned or unlearned, professional or amateur, a shadchan is an osek b'tzarchei tzibbur, who with each successful shidduch builds the foundation of a bayis neeman b'yisrael. "Shadchanus" is the payment that is given upon the completion of a shidduch to express appreciation for the great joy the shadchan has brought into your life.
How is shadchanus viewed in halachah? Is it only a gift to express appreciation for a job well done, or is it a required payment that must be given upon completion of a shidduch? How much should be given? When must shadchanus be paid - when the shidduch is finalized or at the wedding? When there are multiple shadchanim, how is the shadchanus divided?
These, and many other questions, are answered in this new sefer, Shadchanus in Halacha. Written by Rabbi Shloime Dickman, and shadchan Rabbi Tzodok Katz, Shadchanus in Halacha explains the role and function of the modern-day shadchan, outlines the halachos and minhagim of giving shadchanus, and presents a series of fifteen fascinating real-life shailos and teshuvos on the topic.
Shadchanus in Halacha will educate and entertain, as it makes an enigmatic topic in halacha clear to all.
By: Rabbi Shloimy Dickman and Rabbi Tzodok Katz