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comment Baby born while converting
@SabbaHillel many, many poskim -- at least in America -- allow a pregnancy test in the case of conversion.
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comment Baby born while converting
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein published a letter of his addressing exactly such a case -- non-Jewish girlfriend has agreed to take on all precepts of Orthodoxy, and is studying seriously, when she gets pregnant from Jewish boyfriend -- and he allows the rabbi to proceed and convert her. It's often the best path forward in this situation.
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comment Baby born while converting
Hello and welcome to J.SE., and congratulations on the happy news! There's no need to panic in this situation or talk about abortions, God forbid. If the baby is born before your wife converts, they can do a quick and easy conversion ceremony on the baby; rabbis do these all the time. As to whether this would hurt your girlfriend's chance of conversion -- talk to the rabbi involved. Ideally for an Orthodox conversion we ask the couple (assuming one partner is Jewish) to not live together before converting, but most rabbis will be forgiving (especially if you didn't know yet).
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comment Difference between Torah and the first five books in Christian bible
@DavidBrainerd it came close. The Talmud in Sanhedrin says there's a lot of wisdom within it (which it quotes), but occasionally he got it wrong (e.g. the measure of a man's wisdom is his beard). Bava Kama says "we find the following phenomenon in the Five Books, the Prophets, and the Writings!", and the "Writings" quote is Ben Sira. Either they were on a roll and stretched the definition of "writings" a bit for that purposes, or there had been opinions (likely debated) in early Talmudic days that it belonged.
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Apr
18
comment Can you plunge a toilet in your parents' home during Chol Ha'moed?
@Mike does that help?
Apr
18
revised Can you plunge a toilet in your parents' home during Chol Ha'moed?
described source
Apr
17
answered Can you plunge a toilet in your parents' home during Chol Ha'moed?
Apr
17
revised Rape for a girl and is looking to get married
one more caveat
Apr
13
revised Free sample of Chametz
more detail
Apr
13
answered Keeping Kosher and Leather
Apr
10
answered Does halakhah forbid Jews from eating pets that die naturally?
Apr
10
comment What do I need to know in order to properly have an aliya?
@Dan -- as Rabbeinu Mark Twain would have said -- "those who can, lein. Those can't, teach leining. And those who can't teach, correct the baal kriah."
Apr
9
answered Red and white wine Mixed
Apr
8
answered Israeli making pizza on last day of Pesach in the Diaspora
Apr
7
comment Chametz u'matza?
furthermore the halachos of a Pesach indicate it's a close cousin of a Shelamim.
Apr
7
answered Chametz u'matza?
Apr
6
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