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What happens if a ketubah is lost?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? ranger: If someone has lost their Ketubah and would like to...

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...

I am still single and getting on in years--is my life still worth living?

Good question. I wonder if it is possible for a human being to answer that question. After all, what do I as a human know about the value of...

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...

Must one be married to qualify as a rabbi?

With regards to Torah obligations, rabbis are no different than any other Jew—whichever rules apply to all Jews apply to rabbis as well, and vice...

Yvonne: what does "mazal tov" mean?

Rabbi Tilles: Shalom-Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment. You can start typing your question if you like. Yvonne: what does "mazal tov" mean Yvonne: I...

Is it ok to make a wedding on any date?

Throughout the cycle of the Hebrew calendar, not every day is sanctioned for the momentous celebration of a Jewish marriage ceremony. As much as the...

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...

Same Sex Marriage: An Oxymoron

In A Nutshell: Marriage is not a relationship between two individuals. Marriage is a divine cocoon through which members of two different sexes...

Same Sex Marriage: The Debate

Same Sex Marriage is a front-page news item debated in North American media, legislatures, and courts. The topic has recently returned to the headlines...