Witnesses: Relatives in Jewish Courts

These relatives of participants in a Jewish court case or wedding may not be witnesses:
  • Parents and their spouses
  • Children and their spouses
  • Siblings and their spouses
  • First cousins and their spouses.
However, it is customary today for Jewish courts to accept relatives as witnesses in some cases.
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