Caveat Nubere

At the end of the previous post, we broached the question of whether a spouse’s failure to disclose his or her status as a convert or recent descendant of one to the other spouse prior to marriage would be grounds for a claim of מקח טעות. This question is raised by Rafi G. (Life in […]

Love the Convert, Just Don’t Marry Her

R. Dov Fischer writes: Someone who had converted properly under another rav’s sponsorship once came to me, with tears, saying that a certain person refused to meet her for a date because she was a convert. I had tears, too. I told her that she is blessed because she has an advance warning system to […]

Kimhi On Christianity

On the recommendation of my friend Dan Rabinowitz, I recently visited the Library of Congress’s Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912–2012 (after briefly joining this year’s March for Life). One of the most interesting items on display was a first edition ([Bologna?] 1477) of Rav David Kimhi (Radak’s) […]