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In the Tzavaos of Rabbi Yehuda HaChasid #25 seen here he says two brothers should not marry two sisters. See note #37 (#32 in the linked edition) from Rabbi Reuven Margolis quoting the Noda Biyehuda Even HaEzer 79 who brings cases in the gemara where we see this was not something they adhered to. EDIT: To clarify the issue and for those who don't know, ...


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Yes they are allowed to marry. The problems are discussed here. I personally know of such couples (and also brother-sister, sister-brother cross-over) among the most ultra-orthodox chasidim.


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You may keep it for yourself. The Braita states (for example, here) that a lost item which is unobtainable to the owner - such as a sunken treasure - is automatically subject to ye'ush (see below) and is free to take. There is no legal obligation to return it to its former owner. Ye'ush means the owner gave up hope of ever getting it back and thereby loses ...


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A mitsva See Mishna Maccot chapter 2, 2: אַבָּא שָׁאוּל אוֹמֵר, מַה חֲטָבַת עֵצִים רְשׁוּת, יָצָא הָאָב הַמַּכֶּה אֶת בְּנוֹ {יא}, וְהָרַב הָרוֹדֶה אֶת תַּלְמִידוֹ, וּשְׁלִיחַ בֵּית דִּין {יב}: ‏ Bartenura: מַה חֲטָבַת עֵצִים רְשׁוּת. דְּאִי בָעֵי עָיֵיל לַחְטֹב וְאִי בָעֵי לֹא עָיֵיל: יָצָא הָאָב הָרוֹדֶה אֶת בְּנוֹ. דְּמִצְוָה קָא עֲבִיד:‏ Yqar ...


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The issue is discussed in Yevamot and yes it is legal and that is not disputed. What is mentioned is where it leaves the state of a widow if one brother dies childless, and what happens if there is a younger 3rd brother. If there are just 2 brothers then Yibum is impossible and because it is, then there is no need for Chalitzah either, the woman is free to ...


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Rav Mutzafi rules that the grandparents make the blessing of "hatov vehametiv". This bracha is said when joy or something good is shared by several people. לכבוד הרב מוצפי שליט"א האם צריך לברך ברכת שהחיינו על נכד או נכדה חדשה במיוחד המדובר בנכד/ה ראשונים שהופכים אותנו לסבא וסבתא תודה תשובה לא ברכת שהחיינו, אלא כמה מהפוסקים כתבו לברך ברכת הטוב והמטיב, כיון ...


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In the blog Daat Torah, the author (I do not know who it is) quotes Rabbi Horowitz. Rabbi Horowitz's website claims (I think correctly) that he is recognized throughout the Jewish community as an authority on raising children in these troubled times. Rabbi Horowitz quotes Rav Pam due to the enhanced sense of personal freedom and individual rights ...


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When I was engaged, I read R' Volve's מאמרי הדרכה לחתנים and R' Chaim Friedlander's וידעת כי שלום אהלך. I re-read both of them after being married, and gained much more from them at that point. They address your topic of respect, as well as other important fundamentals of being a good husband. If you're up for Hebrew reading, they are both great places to ...


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Here are three books on Jewish marriage and respect between spouses which I would recommend, out of many I read Made in Heaven: A Jewish Wedding Guide by R Aryeh Kaplan -- in my view the best guide to a Jewish wedding and through this to building the foundations of a strong Jewish couple The Jewish Way in Love & Marriage by R Maurice Lamm which also ...


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Congratulations on your willingness to take on a challenging mitzvah at a young age. There is an actual halachic question here which I think people have missed. You want to know how to balance tznius laws with the laws about respecting parents, etc., when your family is embarrassed by how you dress. Although I have seen some sources suggest that Rabbinical ...


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[This is an old but highly-upvoted question and the two existing answers on the page are misleading as can be seen in the sources for this answer. So I thought it would be worth answering.] The laws of yichud are complex, so it is worth CYLOR in specific cases. Nevertheless the answer to the question is yes in both cases (I now checked the reasoning with a ...


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The Shevus Yaakov chelek 1:4(mentioned in user262055's answer) deals with a pair of Siamese twins who are joined at the heads which makes them appear as though they have one wide head. He writes that they would both require to wear teffilin on both heads. They would both receive a portion of yerusha not just a joined one. They would also not be allowed to ...


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There are a number of halachic issues, for example, the Gemarah in Menachot (page 37) discusses conjoined twins with regard to tefillin, and Piskei Teshuvot 225:20 in name of Sh”t Shevut Yacov 1:4 writes that one may make the blessing of "Meshaneh HaBriyot" on Siamese twins. The most famous/talked about is the ethical/halachic dilemma of separating twins ...


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Here is my favorite collection of ideas to share at a chuppah (told over by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach).



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