Hi. I have a wedding question. I was wondering if the practice for the groom to give a ring to the bride has always been the case. Does this tradition go back, say, as far as Abraham? And why is the wedding ring placed on the forefinger of the right hand?
Dear Rabbi, I'm preparing a lesson for my synagogue on the concept of praying and Torah study being a merit for the well-being of someone sick. When did this practice begin and how exactly does it work? Thanks!
Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If a 2 year-old niece wants to watch “Peppa Pig” on TV, is one allowed to put it on for her during the three weeks before Tisha b’Av, even though one will thereby hear the show’s music when he puts it on? Thanks a lot.