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I think that the best you can use in this sort of case of safek (which not append every day ) is use hazakoth... Just like if you have 2 witnesses who are saying dead and 2 who are saying alive. In general witnesses are see the as reality itself. here a example. I need to find the exact source but in talmud, but there is this case of eshet ish. If 2 are ...


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No. It is completely normal for frum-from-birth Jews to date and marry ba'alei teshuvah (aside, perhaps, from particularly insular charedi groups). The safek mamzer issue arises in very specific and rare circumstances, such as a Jew who was given up for adoption under certain conditions. But in practice, Orthodox rabbis today go out of their way to rule ...


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I've never in my life heard of any rabbi, no matter "how Orthodox" he is, asking a regular person who did not grow up orthodox to show papers to prove he's Jewish - as long as he claims his mother is Jewish. There is a Tosafoth in Tractate Yevamoth that states that anyone appearing before a rabbinical court and claiming to be Jewish is believed absent any ...



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