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In order to be valid, this must be done in the presence of two unrelated male witnesses.
After erusin, the laws of adultery apply, and the marriage cannot be dissolved without a religious divorce. Marriage obligations and rights in Judaism are ultimately based on those apparent in the Bible, which have been clarified, defined, and expanded on by many prominent rabbinic authorities throughout history.
The young couple is not forced to marry if either does not accept the other.
In Jewish law, marriage consists of two separate acts, called erusin (or kiddushin, meaning sanctification), which is the betrothal ceremony, and nissu'in or chupah, the actual Jewish wedding ceremony.
However, this is a right to the wife, and she can release her husband of the obligation of sustaining her, and she can then keep her income exclusively for herself. The Bible itself gives the wife protections, as per Exodus , although the rabbis may have added others later.