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My hair is always covered in public and mostly at home as well. My question is that I’m considering joining a week long event abroad and it consists mainly of non Jews. I want to be able to go uncovered for the week, and then resume covering once I’m...
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Are we obligated to have children? Does our level of obligation change once we get married? I would like to know more!
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Proposing with a ring when it's not part of kiddushin seems to be superfluous (like getting down on one knee). Why do so many frum Jews do it? Is it permissible?
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I have many pictures I love of me with the kids with no head-covering. Can I use them in a yearly album I make of family pictures? The album will primarily be for us to look at, but extended family and guests may also view the pictures. In some pictu...
Hello, I'm in my first year of marriage and frequently need to travel abroad for work for a couple of days each while my husband stays in our hometown. I read that this is halachically not allowed if the husband is the travelling one (except for a mi...
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Hi! I'm going to be staying with my husband's family in a house for two weeks on vacation. We are all married couples. I wanted to know what the halacha is in that case regarding hair covering? Thank you!
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When a small group of family and friends arrange a meal for sheva berakhot, may a woman say one of the berakhot, assuming that there is a minyan of men and panim hadashot at the meal? May women be the panim hadashot?
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I wanted to ask about showing a tefach in the front. It's become quite a widely accepted trend where I live to measure a tefach, but then to comb that front section over the top of your sheitel or band fall, so you're showing the full length of it. I...
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Hi, I have a question about daughters. I'm not sure if it's applicable to your site but I thought I'd send it anyway. My daughter was born just before lockdown nearly 2 years ago and we couldn't have a kiddush for her. Many people have said to me it'...
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Hello Derecheha! Beezrat Hashem I am getting married soon and I had a question about head coverings: is it permissible for one to tie a headscarf on Shabbat? If so, is there a certain way which is ideal regarding the amount or type of ties? Thank you...
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If a newly married women wants to keep the halachot of hair covering strictly is she able to leave strands of hair out at the front that frame her face? Does it depend how long they are etc?
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Is there a difference in the obligation for a married women to cover her hair in front of a non-jewish man? If you were on holiday in a place where there were no Jews would you be allowed to have your hair not covered?
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Hello! The Rav of our shul recommended that I read through your articles on Hair Covering and I am so glad that I did! I have signed up to your email list and feel so glad that you are sharing such wonderful Torah in English! We recently moved apartm...
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I live in a long time-relationship, having small kids. As me and my partner progress in keeping the mitzvot, we wanted to start keeping the taharas mischpacha too. But my problem is - since we are not married (and we will not marry in a near future d...
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Hi, I've been curious for a while but never knew who to ask. I'm worried if I ask a sheital macher that they will think this question is rude or judgemental. But I'm really only wonderig for myself, I am not judging someone else who wears a sheital. ...
Is a woman obligated to take her husband's custom after getting married? Is it a traditional thing or an obligation? Should an ashkenazi woman who marries a sefaradi guy change her way to pray, her rabbis /poskim and all her family traditions to adap...
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Can I breastfeed in shul? Can I breastfeed in public places generally?
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Should a woman say Shehechiyanu or Hatov vhametiv after giving birth? or only her husband? What if she is not sufficiently dressed to make a bracha until after the baby has been taken to the nursery?
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Should a married woman cover her hair in front of extended family members (father, brother, uncle, grandfather, father-in-law)?
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Why don't fathers recite ברוך שפטרני at their daughter's bat mitzvahs? Is this a brachah just for the father or should a mother also be saying the bracha at her sons' bar mitzvahs? Do we assume all the sins of the son goes to the father (and not the ...
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Is there an issue with a husband seeing his wife's uncovered hair during davening or Shema?
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I'm in quarantine for COVID-19, and on zoom video conferences from home a lot. Do I need to have my head covered?
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Does the obligation to cover your hair in public apply regardless of whether men are around? For example: if you are in a friend's apartment with only women, or if you are in an office building but having a private meeting with another woman, and the...
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Whats the halachic basis for leaving out the hair tied up into a bun at the back with a mitpachat (scarf)?
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Is using a kippah fall to cover one's hair supported by the sources?
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My daughter and I will be completing a masechet of Gemara and are planning to make a siyum at her bat mitzva celebration. There will be at least 10 male guests. After she says the hadran, should the Kaddish be recited and by whom?