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May a bride give her groom a ring at the Chupah?

The Short Answer: The Jewish concept of marriage cannot be effectuated through a "double ring" ceremony. The Askmoses Answer: This question is...

Why are candles used when escorting a bride and groom to the Chupah?

In addition to the festive ambiance produced by candles, there are mystical symbolisms to this custom as well. A man has 248 limbs, a woman 252. When they...

What is the Jewish view on Marriage?

A. What is marriage? First, what is marriage not? Marriage is like nothing you’ll see on the tube or silver screen. Marriage is like nothing you...

Would a Rabbi officate at a wedding on Shabbat and during Sefirat HaOmer?

Question: I have a cousin who is getting married during the Omer and on Shabbat  - would there be a Rabbi who would officiate...

Can an intermarriage take place in a synagogue & with a Rabbi?

Rabbi Yossi Mandel: Hello. Please be patient, as I am chatting with more than 1 person. I'll be with you shortly. Jane: Do both partners have to be...

Why are traditional Jews so opposed to premarital casual dating?

Casual Dating  If dating is merely "casual" why do we only call it a "date" when it is between members of the opposite...

Where does the Torah prohibit Intermarriage?

Question: I never realized it was against Jewish law to marry outside the religion - I went to hebrew school for 12 years and never learned that in the...

Can a Rabbi officiate an interfaith wedding?

Question: I am having trouble finding a rabbi to marry myself (a Jew) and my fiance (a non Jew). Any suggestions? Answer: Jewish thought views...

Life is so short, who has time for daily living?

Question: At times, I am painfully aware of my limited years on this planet, of the fact that I won't always be young, that the body and mind...

To Discipline or Not, That is the Question

Dear Rabbi Schonbuch, I have a 15-year-old teenager daughter with whom I just got into a screaming match because she didn’t do the dishes....