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Is it sensible to have children if it's beyond the parents' financial means?

Question: Hello, my name is Harrison and I am a traditional Jew living in xxxxxxxxx. I got married about two years ago. Currently, both my wife and I...

What is the Jewish view on smacking children?

Different approaches have been used throughout the ages, depending on the culture and situation prevalent at the time. The following lines are some Torah...

I'm a Jewish girl and I want to marry a black guy...

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:)Nina: hiMrs. Shaffer: hi :)Nina: i have a really important issue to talk aboutMrs. Shaffer: okNina: im a...

Does a woman after menopause go to the mikvah?

A menopausal woman needs to go to mikvah only if she gets a menstrual period or finds a blood stain1—and only if she is married. However, a married...

Do divorced or widowed women still have to keep their hair covered?

Once married, a woman must keep her hair covered even if she is divorced or widowed.1 Two reasons for this are: 1. Once a woman has defined a certain part...

Is it ok for a Jewish woman to marry a black Muslim guy?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Jill: hi, how bad would it be for a jewish woman to marry a black...

Do Jews believe in the concept of a "soulmate"?

The Talmud (Sotah 2a) declares: 40 days before a child is formed a Heavenly voice issues forth and declares "the daughter of X will marry the son of...

Why do people throw sweets at the groom on the Shabbat before his wedding?

The candy throwing ritual is known as an "Aufruf." It is customary to call up (aufruf = the Yiddish word which means to call up) the groom to...

Why is it forbidden to be intimate with a niddah?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Maria: hi, whats the reason that a women in niddah is forbidden to...

What is the symbolism of the chupah?

First and foremost the chupah (marriage canopy) serves a Jewish legal purpose for the couple getting married. Through the holy chupah and the blessings...