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In בכורות דף מז, there is a dispute as to whether someone who had children and then converted had fulfilled the mitzvah of פרו ורבו, the commandment for Jews to have children. R' Yochanan says he has, for there is a commandment for even gentiles to have children, as the Torah says לשבת יצרה, mankind was created to multiply. Resh lakish argued because a ...


I finally found the Sefer Lulei Toratcha stories with Rav Shach on the parsha.Parshas Matos 30:4. Rav Shach answered that she should name the child Shmayah since it is similar to the name Shimon and in this way she can be miskayim the neder a little bit.


The Nitei Gabriel mentions it here and claims a clear example from the Torah of how Eliezer, Avrohom's servant, gave Rivka the bracelets before asking whose daughter she was and then reversed the order when speaking to the “mechutonim”. וכמו שרמזו בשם ״שדכן" שהוא ר״ת שקר דובר כסף נוטל. ומצינו כן מפורש בתורה בהשידוך הראשון שפרט הכתוב כל הפרטים, ...


Like others, I couldn't think of a single halachic reason to forbid weddings. I know I've seen dozens of Bar Mitzvahs over the years there, but never a wedding. (On Monday and Thursday around mid morning it seems like there's a bar mitzvah every 20 minutes). I did some digging and eventually found the rabinate's rules for the kotel, and it is true that they ...


I suggest as follows: In most such cases, the soldier will die childless and with a brother, so his betrothed will be subject to yibum (which is true even from a betrothal, e.g. Rambam, Yibum 1:1) and indeed only "taking" and no betrothal will be necessary (ibid.).


First off, this depends on which approach to Torah commentary one adopts. It seems that much of these sorts of questions are clustered in the last few centuries centuries and onward. It seems that earlier commentaries didn't make so much of different synonyms used, and the like. If, however, one assumes the question to be valid, one could answer based on ...


Someone in my synagogue suggested as follows: The Torah is here speaking to the soldier's psychology. His fear is that he will die with unfinished business and that another fellow will finish the business, getting what he should have gotten. Granted, the other fellow will need to betroth first; but that's irrelevant to the soldier, who doesn't care about ...


This source from 1912 mentions it. This source from 1913 mentions it as well.

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