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The basic rule is there is no allowance to speak lashon hara to relatives. See for instance Hilchos Lashon Hara Klal 8, Siff 10 on page 215. In fact the Chafetz Chaim there advises against telling your wife all the ways you were mistreated during the day because it will cause her to lose respect for you too! The Chafetz Chaim in Hilchos Lashon Hara Klal 6, ...


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Judaism requires Jews to marry other Jews. But, like many laws, not everyone keeps this. A religiously-observant Jewish man is allowed to marry a non-religiously-observant Jewish woman, but they will have to have some serious conversations -- for instance, if she doesn't keep kosher but he does, will the kitchen be kosher? A non-observant Jewish man could ...


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Nit'e Gavriel, Nisuin 1, chapter 37, is about the yichud room and he mentions no prohibition on kissing that I see.


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The Rama writes (EH 21:5) יש אומרים דאין לנהוג אפילו עם אשתו בדברים של חיבה, כגון לעיין ברישיה אם יש לו כינים, בפני אחרים Some say that you shouldn't act with your wife in affectionate matters, such as checking her head for lice, in front of others. While some have extended this to prohibit any public indication of her Niddah status (such as via ...


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To avoid repetition I will address only the relative prohibition of Jews and non-Jews, not the nature of the prohibition of non-Jews discussed fairly extensively in the linked page. At face value the prohibition of a Jewish nidda indeed seems much more severe. However, R. Yaakov Kamenetzky famously held that it was preferable to maintain a relationship ...


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The idea that he had a first wife is mentioned in the Bereishis Rabba three times. 17:7, 18:4, and 22:7. It is also mentioned in the Rokeach on the Torah 1:27. In the footnotes there Reb Chaim Kanievsky says this idea is also mentioned in the Alef Beis of Ben Sira, but doesn't give any details. The name Lilith was not mentioned. I don't think the idea of ...


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I think that is what Rashi is answering: נאסרה ע"י קידושין A woman who has Kiddushin, but not Nissuin, is forbidden to everybody.


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The principle of mi'un is well established in halachah, but it primarily applies to an orphan(ette) sold by their adult siblings or mother - there is another case where the father marries off a daughter who subsequently became widowed or a divorcee while still a minor. If he marries her off a second time, that marriage would potentially be subject to mi'un ...


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In general, the principle of "kim li bgava" -"i believe her" means that even where she doesn't have legal reliability otherwise, if he himself does think she's telling the truth, he's no longer allowed to be with her. That would imply there's no wiggle room for a kohen in such a situation since he presumably does suspect what's going on. Not to mention that ...


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The Micropedia Talmudis reports: יש שכתבו שאשת כהן שנתייחדה עם נכרי אפילו פעם אחת, אסורה לבעלה אף אם אין רגלים לדבר שעל דעת זנות נתייחדה עמו (יראים השלם מה, הובא במהרי"ק קס); ויש שכתבו שאף אם נתייחדה עם נכרי אינה נאסרת, שאף על פי שהנכרים פרוצים בעריות הם, היא בת ישראל ואינה בחזקת פרוצה בעריות, ולכן אין לחשוש שנתרצתה לזנות (פסקי ריא"ז כתובות א ג; ...


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I heard from R. Nota Greenblatt that although we are are stringent in accordance with R. Henkin's view that the marriage is valid, and we would require a get, even in the event that she is dating a kohen and would be prohibited to him from an actual get, she may marry the kohen. Even though a rabbinic prohibition exists after giving an invalid get, this ...



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