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It is very difficult to find accurate statistics on divorce, and differences between countries are so great that any answer can only be useful from a specific countries' perspective. Finding prevalence statistics specifically focused on shidduchim is even harder. On of the problem of using divorce statistics is that part of the high reported rates of divorce ...


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At first glance the daughter is either herself a convert, or the product of a kohen's prohibited marriage to a convert, i.e. a chalala. Either way she'd be prohibited from marrying a Kohen.


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Rav Moshe Feinstein (below) rules that the wife takes the customs of the husband whether they are more lenient or more strict (as is by anyone that moves to a different place and plans to stay there he keeps the customs of that place Shulchan Aruch yd 214.2) האשה צריכה להתנהג כמנהג הבעל בין לחומרא בין לקולא Igros Moshe 1.158 I forgot to send you MAZAL TOV ...


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There are many questions here, but all quite interesting. Where did the idea of paying a shadchan come from? Is it an obligation? This depends on the community The first shidduch in Jewish history (Eliezer finding Rivka for Yitzhak) doesn't mention a fee and dinonline writes that the Sephardi custom is that "the shadchan traditionally receives no ...


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I'm a student at YU and we were recently encouraged by our Roshei Yeshiva, including Rabbi Kenneth Brander, to undergo screening when JScreen came to our school. I an my fellow students felt very comfortable with JScreen's approach, credibility, and follow-up. Here is what he wrote: Dear Students, We believe that all students should undergo genetic testing ...


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There are different diseases that run in Sephardic families, such as Thalassemia and Glycogen Storage Disease. It stands to reason that if it's advisable for Ashkenazim to get tested against their common diseases, the same would apply for Sephardim respectively. This is also what I've heard from some Jewish educators and medical professionals, though I ...



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