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Question No. 523
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 14 Nov 2004
The Question My wife has difficulty with my avoiding her bed when she is in Nidah (when we are assigned to a king size bed as guests, for example) and is insulted that I sleep on the floor instead. Is there another acceptable solution to not make her feel bad that I avoid the same bed as her? Anonmyous, Eretz Yisrael
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Question No. 500
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 11 Nov 2004
The Question Would one be allowed to make sheva brachot if the chatan or kalla were not present? Would there be a difference in psak if they were there for a partial time and joined in the sedua? Raphy Garson, Har Nof
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Question No. 475
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 27 Jun 2004
The Question What is the procedure in simple terms for giving a get to a woman who wants one? Do I take back the rings? Anonymous
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Question No. 474
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 27 Jun 2004
The Question I was giving a shiur in the topic of sex and a student came out with a question of why a man can marry a woman and he can find out if she is a betula or not and if that was a condition of the kidushin he can divorce her and she doesn't have any way to prove if he is a man that hadn't have releations with any women before. The question in other terms is; why there is a need of betulim for a woman and why a man can marry more than one women R' Eli Avraham, Panama
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Question No. 468
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 27 Jun 2004
The Question Why is it that it's only a mitzvah for a man to get married when the commandment was given in the plural? Zevi, Lakewood, New Jersey
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Question No. 450
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted 6 Jun 2004
The Question I'm writing after listening to your answer on Posting 398 about the subject of the wife working to support her husband in learning. From what I understood, it seems that it takes an amazing and committed wife to take it upon herself to support her husband in learning, and that it is a very great zechus. However, I have two questions on this; 1) Does it not state in the kesuva that it is the HUSBAND'S RESPONSIBILITY to support the wife? Whilst I'm sure it is very worthy for a woman to support her husband in learning, is this still not saying that it is really on the husband's shoulders to support the wife? 2) I  can really understand that after a couple get married, the wife works and supports her husband in learning, but what happens when they iyH have children - isn't it the woman's responsibility to look after the children and run the house and be a constant example for the children? So how can she go and work? What happens to the children? Who looks after them? Is the husband's learning really more important? Surely these two roles are just as important as each other? At this point is it not the man's responsibility to bring in the money? And if they really want to have this learning, then maybe the answer is to compromise on some materialistic things, and make do with less gashmius? These questions are really bothering me at the moment, and so I would really welcome an answer! Thank you very much for this amazing website - I  really appreciate the help and advice that you give to all of us. Gila, London
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Question No. 412
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question If G-d hates divorce, why did he allow Moses or make it available to gods people in the bible. did he allow his people to make decisions without asking in prayer first. Thank you. Linda Filipiuk Staten Islan, NY
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Question No. 405
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question My friend is planning to get married on the third of Sivan. Is he exempt from the custom of fasting before the wedding? S.Z. Jessel, Matityahu
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Question No. 401
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question Is there a need to do teshuvah for sins transgressed before marriage, since chazal say getting married wipes away sins? Thank you and regards. Erez Rozen, Los Angeles
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Question No. 343
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question Dear Rabbi; Does the fact that a man's wife is no longer able to have children(due to a medical condition) change the halachot of "zera l'batala" (spilling one's seed unncessarily) for that man? Anonymous
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Question No. 329
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question If a person's second name is left on on the ketubah, is this a problem that should be fixed? Should I fill it in myself or would I need aidim or someone else to do it. I was told by a rabbi it is okey but wonder if he is in error. Anonymous, Eretz Yisrael
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Question No. 318
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Late 2003
The Question If a normal cohen married an almanah/widow and then the next day or week he was made cohen gadol does he have to divorce his wife? Yisrael Segall, Australia
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Question No. 312
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Late 2003
The Question Would we recognize a marriage performed by a Conservative rabbi to be legitimate? I read that Moshe Feinstein once wrote that any rabbi who associates himself with something like the Conservative Movement cannot validly perform a wedding. If that is true, then does that mean that children that come out of that marriage are actually considered mamzers, which would mean that the majority of people today who think the are Jewish could actually be mamzers, because so many Jews today have parents who were wed according to perhaps non-Orthodox standards. I also read that a wedding requires two kosher witnesses that must be completely shomer-mitvos....is this true? If a requirement like this is not met, is the wedding considered invalid, like it never happened? Thank you for clarifying these points. Anonymous, Miami Beach, Florida
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Question No. 307
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Late 2003
The Question My question concerns a newly wed couple, married according to halachah, and this being the first marriage for both, and neither having children: may the woman use birth control pills (a method I have read most acceptable) before they have children? The reason would be so that the couple may finish graduate school and get an economic footing for a family first before having kids. They are Orthodox and very observant and certainly plan to have kids in a few years, after they are out of school and can earn a decent living. Many thanks for your reply. Anonymous, Dublin, Ohio
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Question No. 305
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Late 2003
The Question My wife and I just got married, 1 month ago, She does not want to have kids now and I do not want to have intimate relation with her if there is no intention of procreating children first. How do we resolve such conflict, who is right, who is wrong? Any halachas that could help? Thank you. Anonymous, Los Angeles
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Question No. 289
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Late 2003
The Question I have been married for 7 years and I started to grow a beard 1 1/2 years ago and peyos 4 months ago. It gave me a lot of chizuk. The problem is that my wife absolutely objects the beard and the peyos to a point that shalom bayis is suffering. How should I act? Do I have to shave off the beard and cut the Peyos? Anonymous, Jerusalem
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Question No. 267
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Mid 2003
The Question I married a Cohain and I am a gerusha (divorced). We married Orthodox. He told me he is a Cohain after we married. Can we do tshuva (repent) for this? Chana, Philadelphia
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Question No. 181
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Early 2003
The Question Shalom! My family is Katz. I'm 36 years old. My girlfriend is jewish but she is divorced. How can I married with her? Thank you anonymous
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Question No. 94
Category Marriage Law/Philosophy
Date Posted Late 2002
The Question If two people get divorced, is there a halacha about how far away they must live separately from each other? Anonymous
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