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Since the identity of the father is unknown, it could have imposed severe restrictions on whom the woman would be allowed to marry.
"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."
At the same time, there is a creeping acceptance of intermarriages within the Conservative movement.
"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked accused the Israeli courts of ignoring Jewish law and promised to set up a steering committee to promote implementing the principles of Jewish law in the Israeli legal system.
A federal court on Wednesday will hear arguments that the conditions prevent him from working and force him to violate Jewish law.
Her husband is Jewish and she converted before they were married in June, while she was pregnant.
The wave of terror also has made self-defense courses and pepper spray the new fad.
Update: The union has called off the strike after reaching an agreement with the Airport Authority.
“The prohibition against shaming a person, which is Torah-level, supersedes the obligation to read the Torah aloud, which is rabbinic.”
The Bible's first mitzvah: "And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth..."
It’s cute, inventive and raises an interesting question n Jewish law on appointing a representative to perform a mitzvah.
When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.
Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards...
Big tobacco promotes one of the most addictive and life-threatening substances known to humanity.
As far as the half million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria—most of whom are Jewish Home voters—the referendum bill leaves them in the cold.
The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.
“Some of the women were doctors, and lawyers—educated women with tears running down their faces in gratitude..."
The protesters were claiming that there are Jewish burial caves nearby, which may not be disturbed.
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