Volume 5

Sheva Berakhot After the Seven Days of Rejoicing

Question: An American couple got married in Israel and recited sheva berakhot for seven days as is customary. May they then recite sheva berakhot again in America six months later for the benefit of their families and friends who could not attend the wedding?

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Halakhic Criteria for Witnesses to a Marriage

Question: Some say that witnesses to a wedding must be Sabbath observers, while others say that Sabbath desecration does not disqualify them. What is the opinion of the Va'ad Halakhah on this matter?

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Burial in a Coffin in Eretz Yisrael

Question: It is customary in Israel today to carry the deceased on a stretcher until the grave and to bury the deceased without a coffin. Is it permissible to bury the deceased in Israel in a coffin?

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