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In Biblical and Talmudic times, a couple would first have "erusin", a first stage of marriage; but would wait a year before living in the same house (the second stage, known as "nisuin.") Today, the …
answered Jun 24 '10 by Shalom
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I'm not aware of a particular reason to avoid jewelry, so long as it's in good taste and not distracting (and if I'm not mistaken, there's a comment from Tosafot that at least in France 800 years ago … , the women showed up on Yom Kippur with jewelry). I think I'd heard something as a little kid about gold being bad because of the Golden Calf, but that may have been a folk tale as I don't think I've …
answered Sep 13 '13 by Shalom
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Most likely Ezekiel 16:7, where God describes finding the Jewish people as "all fancied up, but naked." The Passover Hagada quotes this verse -- when it says the Jewish people had become "great", that …
answered Mar 7 '16 by Shalom
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I was told that as you don't really have to wrap anything on your hand (it could hang loose from your mid-arm), it's not a problem. And I see plenty of good Jews who wear tefilin over their wedding ba …
answered Jan 31 '14 by Shalom
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In theory, as long as it's intrinsically worth a perutah it's good enough, but there can be no misunderstandings about what it is! If she thinks she's getting a diamond when in fact you're giving her …
answered Aug 14 '12 by Shalom
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Most forms of "beged isha" (the prohibition on men wearing women's clothing) all depend on a given society's norms of what's called "men's clothing" vs "women's clothing." (E.g. a kilt is okay in pla …
answered Apr 26 '10 by Shalom
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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was strongly opposed to a two-ring ceremony in which he says "harei at mekudeshet li" and she says "harei ata mekudash li", but in a later responsum -- EH4:32b (addressing R' Ely …
answered May 23 '13 by Shalom
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The only thing that would be offensive is if you posed as accepting the Jewish faith and then went around telling everyone that they have to believe in Jesus.
answered Mar 9 '14 by Shalom