3 06, 2015

The evolving concept of marriage in Judaism

By |2015-06-03T04:01:37-07:00June 3rd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                       The evolving concept of marriage in Judaism   The rabbis changed, or perhaps we should say “updated,” many biblical laws because of a growing sensitivity to what is proper. However, frequently, when changes were made, the rabbis conservatively maintained some of the old practices. Marriage is an example of these two phenomena. The [...]

19 08, 2013

If married civilly a Jewish divorce is unnecessary

By |2013-08-19T00:23:41-07:00August 19th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                            By Israel Drazin    In “A Message to the New Chief Rabbis,” in the Jerusalem Post of August 16, 2013, the prominent Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, reports the halakhic (Jewish legal) ruling of the highly respected Rav Moshe Feinstein. Rav Feinstein addressed the question: do wives and husbands need a get, [...]