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Husband and wife with different family customs... Please advise!

In the event that a husband and wife come from different backgrounds with different customs regarding various Jewish rituals – such as Ashkenazi and...

What are a husband's obligations to his wife and vice versa?

When a Jewish man marries a Jewish woman he automatically obligates himself to his wife in ten areas; some are Torah mandated and others by rabbinic...

What is the procedure of the Sheva Brachot recited beneath the chupah?

After the reading of the ketubah, we are ready to focus on the next and final stage of the marriage ceremony, the nisu’in,1 which is effected by the...

What role does the ketubah play in the chupah ceremony?

It is customary for the ketubah to be read aloud after the groom places the ring on the bride’s finger. Reading the ketubah has no halachic...

What is a ketubah?

The ketubah is the wedding contract which features the husband’s various obligations to his wife.1 The focal point of the document is the financial...

Who qualifies as a chupah "witness"?

The kiddushin1 part of the wedding must be witnessed by two "kosher" witnesses — i.e. non-related, Torah-observant adult males. These...

What do Jews do for entertainment?

There are many million of Jews in the world and I am sure they do many different things for entertainment. However, I will try to respond to your question...

Must one be married to qualify as a rabbi?

With regards to Torah obligations, rabbis are no different than any other Jew—whichever rules apply to all Jews apply to rabbis as well, and vice...

Why should I give up my "Mr. Perfect" just because we don't share religions?

Question: Since when does race or religion determine who you fall in love with? I met a Jewish man; the sweetest man I have ever met. I am not Jewish, and...

Can't intermarriage bridge the chasms between different religions?

Question: Hello! I hope all is well. I am a Jewish girl who is dating a non Jewish man who is very respectful of Judaism. I do not see marrying someone...