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Does Judaism have an opinion about joint custody of young children?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Kenny: My exwife and I share custody of our children Kenny: When we...

Is there an obligation to circumcise the child of a Gentile mother and Jewish father?

A Jew is obligated to circumcise his Jewish child. However, Jewish law states1 that Judaism follows the mother and if the mother is non-Jewish then...

Built for Love

“What type of man do I want to marry?” the young woman repeated the question that had been asked of her. “Well, I want someone kind. And...

Are there any dates which are especially auspicious for getting married?

While the menu, band, and floral arrangements will remain sweet memories of your wedding, more important is the date you wed, which will have lasting...

What ritual wedding differences are there between first and subsequent marriages?

The following differences – some of which are law, others custom – only apply when both spouses had been previously married: • On the...

What's the Jewish view on second -- and subsequent -- marriages?

For those who are seeking to tie the knot for the second time, here’s reason to be heartened: there are good grounds to be optimistic that the...

What blessing is recited upon immersing in a mikvah?

The following blessing is said by a woman who is immersing at the conclusion of her menstrual cycle1: Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam...

What are the customs followed during the sheva brachot week?

The first week of marriage is celebrated by the newlywed couple in holiday fashion. Shabbat finery is worn throughout, and neither of them goes to work....

Is there a proper etiquette for the first year of marriage?

“When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, nor shall it obligate him for any matter. He shall remain free for his home for one...

What does Jewish tradition say about my relationship with my parents-in-law?

One is required to respect his/her parents-in-law much as one is obligated to exhibit respect for one’s own parents. Husband and wife are considered...