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Marriage to a cousin

Question:

BS”D

Can two first cousins get married?

Answer:

 

It is halachically permitted for them to marry each other because they are not considered ervah to each other, and this was done many times in past generations. However on a practical level there are those who say that it can be very unhealthy and dangerous to the children in a genetic way.

Best wishes

Sources:

Shulchan Aruch Even Ha’ezer 15-17

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