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Many semikha programs, including RIETS for example, require that students study Niddah & Avelut. There is no requirement that students enrolled there be married or mourners.


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Let's assume the divorced Jewish woman had a proper, halachic Gett, so she is actually divorced from the perspective of halacha. (Otherwise this gets very dicey, very fast.) As stated about a similar situation: Because Judaism allowed a man to have more than one wife, until a thousand years ago, technically a married man could go find another woman ...


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This much is definitely true: The chevra kadisha Prushim in Jerusalem does not allow a son to carry the body of his father from the funeral home to the hearse nor from the hearse to the grave. I read about it in this article and experienced it first hand. The explanation there is: descendants of a male deceased will not participate in the funeral ...


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Ralbag in his commentary to this incident writes as follows: התועלת הכ"ד הוא במדות והוא שראוי שנשפוט בעניני הפעולות האנושיות לפי הכונה בהם לא לפי ענינם בעצמם הלא תראה שבנות לוט מפני שהיתה כונתם טובה בזה הפעל המגונה נמצאו נעזרות בו מהשם יתעלה וזכו אל שיצאו מהן השתי אומות שמלאו הארץ בעת מתן תורה The twenty-fourth lesson is in character traits. And it ...


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One may if it's tzanua and all laws of Orach Chaim 240 are observed. See Chazon Ovadia, Sukkot, pg. 194 (as well as 83 and 130) plus a few more items cited on Halachipedia: Rama 639:2 writes that reason for those who don't sleep in the sukkah if a married man would sleep alone in the sukkah that wouldn't be a fulfillment of the concept of dwelling in the ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 135:2 writes that it is permissible. אבל תשמיש המיטה מותר בסוכה, שהרי עיקר מצוותה איש ואשתו.‏ (...) But marital relations are permitted in the sukkah, for the underlying principle of the mitzvah is for husband and wife to be together.


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