A Ring To Bind Them

We once argued that there is actually no normative halachic objection to, or even custom against, a man directly giving his inamorata an engagement (or any other sort of) ring But as commenters Mendel and Shalom Rosenfeld point out, we missed the stringent position of Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin and the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rav Henkin […]

If They Are Not Prophets, They Are the Sons Of Prophets

daughtersintheparsha writes: I’ll Assume They are Ignorant…. though if you are old enough to get married, and old enough to propose, learn some Halachos. Maybe I’m wrong, in which case, I am humbled. … But this newest thing I noticed on onlysimchas, is proposing with ring! Which to begin with really makes sense. But I […]

Changing Places

קיבלתי עונש קצת מוגזם שפטו אותי למוות. ישבתי על כיסא חשמל נפרדתי מהפרייבט. לו יכולתי לפחות להחליף ת’כיסאות, כי אומרים בדרך כלל משנה מקום משנה מזל. The emphasized phrase, from Poogy / Kaveret’s smash hit Yo Ya (lyrics, YouTube, previous discussion on this blog), has apparently become a sufficiently well-known apothegm to be included in […]