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Question No. 1160
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 20 Dec 2005
The Question Kavod HaRav, I would like to do teshuva for the indescretions of my youth, in particular for many commissions of hotza'as zera l'vatala and many premarital relations including with non-Jewish women. B"H I have long been happilly married and we observe toharas hamishpocha. How do I do teshuva for these aveiros? Is there a tikkun I can / should take on? —Anonymous, New York, NY
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Question No. 1159
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 19 Dec 2005
The Question In a case where a couple has received a heter to use birth control, is there a difference what form of birth control is used? What is the preferred method halachically? If one method (the pill or something similar) can not be used is a condom allowed, temporarily? Thank you for your help --Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 1148
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 1 Dec 2005
The Question Is it terrible not to say the Ramban's tefillah before marital relations? —Anonymous, NY
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Question No. 1137
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 27 Nov 2005
The Question Can KY jelly be used on SHabbos? What is the Esur or Heter? Thank you —Anonymous, Israel
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Question No. 1121
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 10 Nov 2005
The Question Is there an inyan about marrying a boy who has the same name as your father? (eg. your father is known as Danny and you want to go out with Danny) is there a problem with this? —Anonymous, South Africa
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Question No. 1102
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 24 Oct 2005
The Question In the Shulchan Aruch it states that one may not marry the sisiter of one's wife until after she dies. This it seems to apply to other shniyos also. For what reasons and in what cases is this permitted? —Ari, Norwich
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Question No. 1086
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 14 Oct 2005
The Question Is it permissible to hold sheva brachos for a ger and a gerusha after the wedding, in Jerusalem? If generally not allowed, is there room to be lenient? The couple are ba'alei teshuva. The geirus is kosher and the get is kosher. Second - is it ever permitted for a Cohen to marry a woman not normally permitted to him (e.g., divorcee, someone who has been with a non-Jew). I ask because I thought I was present when I heard a very respected poseik mention something along the lines that Hashem would be mochel, and better they should be married and frum (the poseik was not being flip, and I believe the Cohen was older - in his 40s). Thank you —Anonymous, Los Angeles
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Question No. 1077
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 10 Oct 2005
The Question I've heard that is part of Torah Law that a man must marry, especially if he were taking part in Rabbinical training. Could you expound on this law at all? —Daniel, Dallas, TX
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Question No. 1062
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 28 Sep 2005
The Question I understand that when there is a broken engagement, a couple should sign a mechila document. What points should be stated in such a document? —Anonymous, Jerusalem
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Question No. 1061
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 27 Sep 2005
The Question I know a young woman who is Jewish and who has a Jewish mother (non-convert), but who has a non-Jewish father. Her mother and father have not been married for years, and her mother is now re-married to a frum Jewish man. This young woman hopes to marry a young man she knows who is a Kohen. However, they have been told that it is forbidden for him to marry her because of her father. Is this an actual din in Shulchan Aruch, or is it simply custom, similar to how a Bas Kohen should marry a Torah scholar? Is there any way they can have a valid kosher marriage? What happens if they have a non-kosher marriage and have children? Thank you for your time —Anonymous, California
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Question No. 1052
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 22 Sep 2005
The Question if a gerusha got pregnant by a cohain, can he or must he marry her or must other options be considered? —Anonymous
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Question No. 1041
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 19 Sep 2005
The Question I am Jewish. If I marry my non-Jewish boyfriend, would I be able to keep the laws of Family Purity with him? Sorry for the question, when I know I shouldn't marry a non-Jew, but I don't understand why religion should come in the way of love. —Anonymous, London
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Question No. 1021
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 10 Sep 2005
The Question Rav Hakovod, What is the Halachic status of Ethiopian Jews in Israel today? If a Kess has converted a woman must she convert again under Israeli law? —Daniel Ashkenazy, Jerusalem
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Question No. 1014
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 5 Sep 2005
The Question Dear Rabbi Leff, Is there any possibility for a giuret to marry a person who is a Cohen? Thank you. —Anonymous, Europe
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Question No. 995
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 25 Aug 2005
The Question 1) Is a minyan required for sheva brachos at a wedding? 2)Can people who aren't religious (most likely in the category of tinok shenishbah) be counted in this minyan? 3)Can someone who already made one of the sheva brachos under the chupah make one of them at the end of the wedding meal? 4) In question 500 you mentioned that Rav Elyashiv says that if the choson and kallah are not there at the end of the meal that you can't make sheva brachos. What if the choson is there but the kallah is not in the room but is in the building? —Anonymous, West Hempstead
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Question No. 987
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 24 Aug 2005
The Question Lchvod Harav Leff Shlita, I know of R' Moshe's tshuva about keeping the harchakos in public that he proved from the mishna in nidda that it should not be embarrassing to be a nidda as we see the women had special clothing for zayin nikiyim that everyone saw. For sure they didn't talk freely about it but obviously they were more open about it. How did it become that we are very private and quiet about it if it is a natural thing? Thank you —Anonymous, Yerushalaim
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Question No. 971
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 18 Aug 2005
The Question Is there a halachic problem with divorced parents walking their child down under the chupa? I am getting married IY"H with a lady (I am divorced), she was never married, and her parents are not yet frum and divorced. And they want to walk the Kalla under the Chupa. Also, can my children be by the Chupa itself, or only by the Seuda? Do I wear a kitle under the chupa? Is there an aufruf for me since it is my second wedding? Thank you. Davied Zwi van der Velde, Far Rockaway NY
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Question No. 966
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 16 Aug 2005
The Question How is it possible that eidi kedushin can be considered proper eidim if the kallah is wearing a veil, therefore they can not be sure that it is the correct girl under the chupah? (like a Leah/Rachel situation) —Anonymous, Miami, FL
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Question No. 962
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 10 Aug 2005
The Question Lichvod Rabbi Leff, I have heard that it is a segula for marriage for parents to have a kiddush upon the birth of a daughter. In general, is this an appropriate practice or is it inappropriate superstition? My parents did not have a kiddush for me. Should I ask them to do this? If so, can it be held under the guise of something more discrete (e.g. the family choosing to sponsor a shul kiddush with no public declaration of a specific purpose)? Thank you. —Anonymous, U.S.A.
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Question No. 956
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 8 Aug 2005
The Question Why did Leah pray that she shouldn't marry Eisav instead of that, if she would marry him, he should become a Tzaddik? After all, Rachel (the wife of Rabbi Akiba) married Akiba even though he was an Am Ha'aretz, and she made him over. Also, it says Yaakov should have given Dina to Eisav because she could have changed him. Please explain, thank you. —Anonymous, Dallas, Texas
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