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When did the switch to matrilineal descent occur?

I know this is old, but MOST evidence suggests that maternal descent only occurred sometime after diaspora. This is in part due to European/Christian legal paradigms. The evidence for this is abundant....
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Who is the father when parents are not married halachically?

B"H "According to halacha, a child's father is considered to be the halachic husband of the mother (based on Sota 27a)." Not correct. The actual halachic father of the child is whoever ...
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Why is there no established prayer for having (or raising) children?

Maybe it's because it doesn't apply equally to everyone. Avraham aside, most 100-year-olds are not going to daven to have more children. The established prayers are typically fixed for everyone. ...
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