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Conversion for marriage

Halacha dictates that a Jewish court must not convert a non-Jew if it believes it's for the purpose of marrying a Jew (H. Issurei Biah 13:14). But what if the non-Jew is already married to a Jew, non-...
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Mixed Marriage Question [closed]

So here’s my problem. I’m Baal Teshuva (MO) and my partner is not Jewish. I know, I know! It’s complicated. She has no interest in converting, but totally supports me. As for me, I’m just trying to ...
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In a mixed marriage is the Issur also on the Non-Jew?

As far as I know I have not seen in the 7 laws of Bnei Noach that they have "Lifnei Iver" Now of course a Jew cannot marry a Non-Jew. But is the Non-Jew in question also considered a Rasha? ...
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How is a baby girl with a non-Jewish Father given a name?

What is the process for naming a baby girl with a Jewish mother and a non Jewish father? Typically the father is given an aliyah and the name is given as part of a mishebarach. Does the mother's ...
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Whom Did the Sons of Jacob Marry? [duplicate]

The non-biblical book of Jubilees chapter 34 (c. 2nd c. bce) preserves a tradition about the wives of Jacob's sons: And after Joseph perished, the sons of Jacob took unto themselves wives. The name ...
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Where are the midrashim about the Jews intermarrying during the Babylonian Exile?

Someone told me that there is an argument between different midrashim about how many Jews intermarried during the Babylonian Exile. I don't know where to look to find these midrashim. Does anyone know ...
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Yibbum and Jewish brothers who share a Gentile father

Suppose there are two brothers who share the same Jewish mother and non-Jewish father. One marries a Jewish woman but subsequently dies childless. Does yibbum/chalitzah apply in this situation, or are ...
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The daughter of a Bas Levi and a Gentile?

If a Bas Levi has a son with a gentile, the son does not need a pidyon haben. In the case of a daughter born between a Bas Levi and a gentile, is the daughter of that union a Bas Levi or an Yisrael? ...
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Why did it take so long for Ezra to notice the intermarriages?

In Ezra 7:8 it says Ezra and the people who made aliyah with him arrived in Yerushalayim in the fifth month. In 8:32-33 it says they rested for three days and on the fourth were ready to count the ...
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Trying to convert having a Child with a goy woman and implications

A man who wants to convert who alread have a Child without a marriage (out marriage son). What are the implications of this situation? If he converts, will his child kept being considered his child? ...
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Why is the "beautiful captive" called "beautiful" if she doesn't have to be?

The Torah says: When you take ... your enemies ... captive, and you see among them a woman of beautiful form (אֵ֖שֶׁת יְפַת-תֹּאַר), and you desire her, you may take her to yourself as a wife. [...
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Why is there no Gezeirah against a Jew sharing food with a non-Jew (similar to the idea of Bishul Akum)?

Halachipedia writes on the prohibition of food cooked by non-Jews (Bishul Akum) There are a number of reasons for this gezeirah. The opinion of Rashi is that chazal wanted to prevent socializing with ...
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Intermarriage and Levirate marriage

This may be a bit off the wall and it is only a hypothetical question. If a Jewish man marries a non-Jewish woman and then he dies before they have any children, would she be expected, assuming she ...
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Jeremiah 29:6 - encouragement of intermarriage? [closed]

It is written to take wives and husbands, and then in the next verse to think of the welfare of the city where the Jews reside. Is it possible to see from here an encouragement of mixed marriage? I ...
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Intermarriage - contradiction in punishment according to Rambam?

In Sefer Hamitzvos, negative commandment 52 about marrying non-Jews, the Rambam says There are variations regarding the punishment for one who transgresses this prohibition. If he has relations ...
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Does Hashem forgive for ongoing, recurring sins?

Say for example a halalachly uneducated Jew intermarries and then years later realizes the marriage is a Torah violation and has great regret, yet he loves his wife and there are children involved. He ...
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Sitting shiva for intermarrying child

We all heard about families sitting shiva if a child marries out of faith. Are there documented cases of this happening? (With all the rites of Shiva, not just cutting the child out of the family.) ...
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Does Jewess who wants to marry a non-converted Noachide need a ketubah?

I understand that traditionally this is prohibited, but since they are the same faith would they require a ketubah or a modified version? I read that Rav Feinstein would rather à kohen marry a Goya ...
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Sources on preventing someone's marriage to a non-Jew? [closed]

A close family member is dating a non-Jew very seriously, and I am worried they will get married. Is there any recommended reading material, that could help me prevent their marriage, or ending the ...
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If there were no other Jews around is a Jewish woman permitted to marry & have children with non Jews?

If a Jewish woman lived on an island without any other Jews & she was unable to leave or convert any of the locals, is she permitted to marry & have children? Would there be any difference or ...
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Does Bishul Akum Apply To Half-Siblings

Speaking to a Rabbi recently he told me the rules of Bishul Aqum have more to do with preventing intermarriage than risk of non kosher ingredients being added to food without a Jew's knowledge. Let'...
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Does the Torah discuss the difference between Jews and non jews?

I know that Jews are forbidden to marry non Jews. This leads me to believe that there is some intrinsic and apparently incompatible difference them. Regardless of this prohibition though, I wonder if,...
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Sources for contemporary applications of משום איבה

My answer to Eating with non jews gives an example of a prohibition to prevent intermarriage and the use of the concept of משום איבה to relax the prohibition. More generally, on the one hand, ...
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Is the Cushite woman Zipporah?

:וַתְּדַבֵּ֨ר מִרְיָ֤ם וְאַֽהֲרֹן֙ בְּמשֶׁ֔ה עַל־אֹד֛וֹת הָֽאִשָּׁ֥ה הַכֻּשִׁ֖ית אֲשֶׁ֣ר לָקָ֑ח כִּֽי־אִשָּׁ֥ה כֻשִׁ֖ית לָקָֽח "And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite ...
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Source that a Jewish girl is forbidden to have relations with a non Jew

I see that it is forbidden for a Jewish girl to get married to a non-Jew (E"H 16.1) but why is she forbidden to have relations with him without marriage? Source please. (I guess the source might be ...
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Can one attend a wedding ceremony where one partner had a non-Orthodox conversion? [duplicate]

I am unfamiliar with the nuances of what occurs in a non-Orthodox conversion. However, I have heard from a few Orthodox rabbis and friends that a non-Orthodox conversion is "invalid" and the convert ...
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Intermarriage in the written Torah

In Leviticus 19:20 they speak of a Canaanite slave being betrothed to a Hebrew (and defiling herself with another man). From this I understand that a non Jewish slave women was going to marry a Jew. ...
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Jewish woman marrying a Ben Noah: Halahik consequences

I would like to know the Halahick consequences of a Jewish woman cohabiting with a non-idolatrous goy or Ben Noah. Reading some parts in the Talmud, I understood that they would not be considered ...
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Attending a wedding in which a Jew would be marrying a non-Jew [duplicate]

I received invitation to attend my sister's wedding this December. However, this sister went off the derech many years ago, leaving Yiddishkeit and religion altogether behind. She is now an athiest, ...
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Currently in a marriage with a non-observant Jewish woman and I want to convert to Orthodox

I am currently married to a Jewish woman who is non-observant. I wish to convert to normative Orthodox Judaism and be observant. My wife is agreeable to study with me and keep a jewish home. My wife ...
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Does a Jewish woman who was married to a non-Jew and then divorced, need to cover her hair?

Does a Jewish woman who was a non-practicing Jew that married a non-Jewish man and had children together, then divorced him and she became Torah observant.... need to cover her hair?
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Should a crippled jew leave his non-jewish providing wife? [closed]

Should a crippled jew unable to provide for himself leave his non-jewish wife and rely on charity, even when knowing he won't get any charity and he'll land on the street under the cardboard, even ...
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Esther stay married to achashveiros

Why did Esther stay married to achashveirosh and have a child with him after the Jewish people were saved?
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Hebrew name of a convert with a Jewish father? [closed]

I technically was not born Jewish as my mother didn't convert until I was about ten. At that time I also underwent a ritual conversion. However, I've always assumed my Hebrew name should end in Ben ...
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Can an Orthodox Jew attend the Reform wedding of a close relative?

A Jew is marrying a non-Jew who converted in a Reform synagogue. The Chuppah will be held in a Reform synagogue and the party (dinner/dance) will be in a non-religious venue. Is there any reason why ...
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Minhagim for someone with a non-Jewish father

Furthered from a question I asked earlier: Is the son of a non-Jewish father a mamzer? If someone was born from a non-Jewish father and a Jewish mother (which makes them 100% a Jew), what minhagim do ...
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Prohibition of marrying a Non-Jew [duplicate]

What is the biblical prohibition of marrying a Non-jew, i.e. what verse is one violating?
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Ezra 10:3 --"According to the Law" [duplicate]

Ezra 10:3 says, And now, let us make a covenant with our God to cast out all the wives and their offspring, by the counsel of the lord and those who hasten to [perform] the commandment of our ...
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Conservative procedures for avoiding intermarriage?

Conservative rabbis are prohibited from performing intermarriages (e.g., http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/public/ethical_guidelines/Code%20of%20conduct-2011-public.pdf). Is ...
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Marriage of a Cohen to a woman with a non-Jewish father: Are the sons Cohanim?

Asking because it is not answered here: If, as suggested in the linked question, a Cohen may b'dieved (but not l'chatchila) marry a woman whose father is a non-Jew, will the sons from such a marriage ...
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Is Sikhism Compatible with the 7 Laws of Noah [closed]

I am an observant Noahide looking to get married. Could you please let me know if Sikhism is compatible with the 7 Laws of Noah? Is there a rabbi you could refer me to for discussing this further? ...
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Sitting shiva for a parent who married a gentile

Someone told me that if your parent marries a gentile, you are halachically not supposed to sit shiva for them when they pass away. This doesn't sound like it could be true. Can you please clarify?
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Sidra question about Samson

Why did Samson the holiest ever person at birth 'degrade' himself and 'marry' a philistine woman and how did she cause his 'downfall? What made him tell her his 'precious' secret? Did that he came ...
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What is the source for the prohibition on marrying gentiles?

I have often heard that religious and traditional Jews are very concerned with intermarriage with non-Jews and strongly discourage it. But halachically, what is the support for the prohibition? I am ...
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What is the tikkun for a unmarried Jewish man that slept with a non Jewish woman with protection?

Chabad.org org quotes: (Deut. 7:3): "You shall not marry them (the gentiles, about which the Bible speaks in the previous verses), you shall not give your daughter to their son and you shall ...
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What makes a Kohen not a Kohen?

If a Kohen has sex with a non-Jew do they lose their Kohen status forever? If a Kohen becomes impure through lesser means, for example walking on a grave or touching a dead body, do they lose their ...
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What is the prohibition of intermarriage?

The Gemara says that there's no kiddushin between a Jew and a non-Jew (the marriage is not effective), yet the only way to violate the prohibition of intermarriage is through marriage (at least for ...
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If a man is married to a Gentile, is he forbidden from receiving an Aliyah?

Recently a man went into a Sephardic synagogue with his Conservative Convert fiance to pray and eat. Upon learning of the woman's status, the Rabbi informed the man that once the marriage is ...
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Does a Jew need to obtain a get if his ex-wife is not Jewish?

A Jewish man marries a non-Jewish woman in a Jewish ceremony, with a ketubah, under the supervision of a non-orthodox rabbi. Later on, the couple obtains a civil divorce. May the Jewish man now ...
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Is it really kosher to "apply" to become a gentile king's wife?

Near the beginning of the Purim story, Esther lives in King Achashverosh's harem and "applies" to be queen by spending the night with him. What do our interpretations say about why she did this and ...
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