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Jan
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comment What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
@DoubleAA common practice today is it's a different cup, and often one that's easier (and/or cheaper) to break. (Yes I know, the older sources have it as the cup just used for brachos.)
Jan
14
revised What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
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Jan
13
revised Do contemporary Sefardi poskim absolutely require ten men at a wedding?
oops! Fixed typo
Jan
13
comment Can an automated online service business operate on shabbat?
Rabbi Moshe Heinemann shlit'a initially prohibited, then reconsidered and permitted.
Jan
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asked Do contemporary Sefardi poskim absolutely require ten men at a wedding?
Jan
13
comment What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
Actually, let me go ahead and ask about Sefardim!
Jan
13
comment What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
@hazoriz "Without ten men, you're totally stuck because she's prohibited until you can say the Sheva Brachos" is in fact Rashba and Beit Yosef's opinion. (I don't know what contemporary Sefardim hold!) Ashkenazim (Darkei Moshe going back to Mordechai and others) say "try to get ten whenever reasonably possible, but you can say Birkas Erusin without the crowd, and the wedding is still valid without the Sheva Brachos." They read "kalla b'lo bracha" as "kalla b'lo chupah", as the chupah usually has a bracha.
Jan
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revised What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
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Jan
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comment What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
@Chaim Bava Kama 113a: והאמר שמואל דינא דמלכותא דינא. "Any person who solemnizes a marriage without first reviewing the license is guilty of a misdemeanor" (California Penal Code, Section 360). Also a far better move if the wife wants equitable distribution in the event of a divorce.
Jan
13
revised What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
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Jan
13
comment Is there anything wrong with hitbodedut?
@mevaqesh here's a start.
Jan
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revised Is there anything wrong with hitbodedut?
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revised Is there anything wrong with hitbodedut?
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Jan
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revised Is there anything wrong with hitbodedut?
Added Netziv on Essenes.
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12
comment Does a child tear Kriyah at the Kosel?
@Fred thank you!
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Jan
11
comment Bootstrapping problem: havdalah ends shabbat (for one who didn't daven ma'ariv) but lighting the candle is melacha?
@NoachmiFrankfurt thanks; added in that caveat.