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Born in New Jersey, educated in Philadelphia, attained Semikha from Rabbinut in 2003, went on to become a Sofer, Mohel and Shochet. Currently studying Dayyanut and Kabbalah at Yeshivat HaMekubalim Nahar Shalom and Yeshivat HaMekubalim Beit El. Husband and father of four(for now).


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comment food containers - why is hechser needed?
@DoubleAA Once upon a time I sat at a Mashgiach conference for a certain Heksher where they laughed at another Hekhsher(and implied that they were less than honest) for hekshering bottled water and bleach. Then in the midst of the year, they were offered contracts with competing bleach and water companies. The following year they were telling us how they are necessary. I'm sorry but it is about $$$ and nothing else.
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answered chassan/kallah signing the kesubah or tenaaim
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answered List of Publishers
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answered Which passages comprise the classic Tikkun Leil Shavuot?
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revised Relying on the tasting of a Jewish chef
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answered Relying on the tasting of a Jewish chef
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comment Misreading a k'suva
@joshwaxman Since when did the answers here have to be universally accepted by all opinions?
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comment Misreading a k'suva
let us continue this discussion in chat
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comment Misreading a k'suva
@joshwaxman That is why he ruled that you change the word to this bride. Tomorrow I will find the source in Yabia Omer, but he dealt explicity with that, and ended up with it was inappropriate and that one should change the words as given in his quoted psak above.
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comment Seeing dam due to relations and the halachos of vests
@Yehoshua You should specify whether she felt pain at the time of relations or not, as the halakha varies widely with the answer.
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comment Misreading a k'suva
@joshwaxman Then why don't you write an answer with those sources. I have never seen the Ketubah signed beforehand. We always sign under the Chuppa. This may come as a surprise but not everyone in the world holds according to Rav Schachter, some of us prefer Rav Ovadia.
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comment Misreading a k'suva
@Shalom I was mesader Kiddushin for a wedding in which we used Kalta, because the bride was really a din Zonah. I took the Ketubah to Rav Ovadiah to have him check it, and explained to him the details. He had no problem with either the language or the sum($55K USD) so long as the groom agreed to it. My understanding is that the difference comes down in a Get. A m'd'oraitta sum(technically) must be paid, a m'd'rabbanan sum... that can be more easily disposed of to grease the wheels to get the Get.