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What's wrong with inter-dating?

Question: Is there any halachah against dating a non-Jew (as long as u never compromise being Jewish)? Sincerely,Bob Answer: I am assuming you already...

What is the Jewish view on divorce?

Question: What is the Jewish view of divorce? If souls are united under the Chupah, can they then split apart? Answer: When a couple gets married in a...

Why is the dating period so short amongst Orthodox Jews?

Terms are a funny thing. Often the same word has drastically different connotations. Let’s use the term “dating” as an example. In a...

G-d Does His Part: A Mikvah Story

In the many years that my wife and I have been involved in teaching the laws of Family Purity, we have observed many instances of Hashgachah Pratit ,...

Family Purity: A Husband's Perspective

Once a month, after nightfall, my wife keeps a secret appointment. Neither our neighbors, our friends, nor our children know where she goes, although our...

What are the actual 7 blessings of Sheva Brachot?

Ed. note: During the Chupah the blessings are recited in this order, and blessing 1 and 2 are usually recited by the same person. Following...

'Here Comes the Bride', the un-sung wedding song

Question: Why don't they play, "Here comes the bride" at a Jewish wedding? Answer: We have our own beautiful Jewish songs to sing at...

Can you walk me through a traditional Jewish wedding?

Editor’s introduction: following is a brief self-guided tour through the various stages of a traditional wedding. As traditions may vary from...

Wedding Customs Unveiled

Following is a brief explanation of many Jewish wedding customs, beginning with a glimpse into the concept of marriage itself.  Marriage –...

Should I go to the Mikvah even though my partner and I are not married?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? madame: I would like to go to the migvah but my partner and I are not...