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What Makes a Marriage Tick?

Newlyweds think the question doesn't apply to them and never will: they are the first to discover marriage and the final authorities on it too. After...

Man and Woman

When G-d created Adam, at the moment Adam opened his eyes, what was his psychological profile? He had no Oedipus complex because he had no mother. He...

Busy Signal

It used to be that the most annoying thing about a telephone was the busy signal. In the olden days, one moved on, tried someone else and tried again...

How long after a divorce or the death of a spouse may the surviving spouse remarry?

A woman who is divorced (i.e. she received a Get [Jewish divorce document]) or widowed, must wait ninety days (not including the day of death/divorce, or...

How do Orthodox Jews meet their future spouse without inter-gender mingling?

The Short Answer: The Matchmaker. The Askmoses Answer:  Had Isaac and Rebecca met in the modern age their courtship might have looked something...

How should we react to our daughter having a non-Jewish boyfriend?

a) Arm yourself with information. Please go to our knowledgebase and type in the word intermarriage. You will see many articles on this topic. b) Get the...

True Love

Love. It's a basic quality needed by everyone. Every person needs to feel loved and cherished -- by family, friends and, needless to say, by one's spouse....

Why does the groom arrive at the chupah before the bride?

Many Jewish wedding laws and customs find their origins in the grandest wedding the world has ever witnessed--the marriage of G-d to His beloved bride...

Why does the bride circle the groom beneath the chupah?

Several reasons have been given for this custom.1 According to Kabbalah, the circling symbolizes the lofty "encircling" G-dly light (Or Soveiv)...

What is the origin of the Badeken tradition?

The custom of covering the bride's face with a veil originated with our Matriarch Rebecca, who covered her face with a handkerchief when meeting her...