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Can a single, unmarried man have a legitimately recognized child with a surrogate? Or will the child still be considered a bastard?

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Is there a "definitive" explanation about what does and doesn't need to be tested for Shatnez? I can't seem to get a consistent answer. Some I ask say that only certain suspect items need testing while others list a set of items that amounts to the majority of my wardrobe. What is the commonly followed halachic view of this matter? Does everything need to be tested when possible? Does a 100% cotton [etc.] tag matter? If I have multiple items from the same package, like socks or underwear, is it okay to test just one of them? Thank you and have a wonderful day and onward.

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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. Do any poskim permit one to recite the parshas haman on Tisha b’Av if one says it daily during the rest of the year? Thanks a lot.

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Nehemiah 13:3 Now it came to pass, when they had "heard" the "law" that they "separated" from Yisrael "all" the mixed multitude ereb spelled Ayin~Resh~Bet. I find this passage riveting. Bera means "son of evil" spelled Bet~Resh~ Ayin shares identical "letters" with ereb Ayin~Resh~Bet. This denotes the mixed multitude were "evil sons" of haughty spirit . Yisrael is a "peculiarly " clean heart people that have been Torah water "sprinkled". (Psalms 73:1 Truly, G-d "good" to Yisrael, even to "such" as are of a "clean" heart. Ezekiel 36:25 Then I will sprinkle "clean" water on you, and ye shall be clean: from all your "filthiness" and from all your "idols" will I cleanse you. Torah also teaches that Hashem will perform a "new" heart & Spirit transplant. Ezekiel 36:26 A "new" heart also will I give you, and a "new" Spirit will I put "within" you: I will take away the "stony" heart out of your "flesh", and I will give you and "heart" of flesh. Ezekiel 36:37 I will put My Spirit "within" you and "cause" you to "walk" in MY "statues" and ye shall "keep" My "judgments". In Nehemiah 13:3 afore mentioned when Yisrael (clean heart people) "heard" [shama Verb meaning to listen consent,perceive,obey] the "law" Torah, Yisrael (clean heart ) "separated" from "all" the mixed multitude. Numbers 11:4 And the "mixed" multitude that was "among" them fell a "lusting". And the children of Yisrael "wept" again, and said, Who shall give us "flesh" to eat? This oracle is astonishing indeed. The word for mixed multitude is "acpcuph" means "promiscuous" assemblage,rabble,scoundrel Aleph~Samek~Pei~Samek~Pei . Once again "clean" and "unclean" can't comfortably coexist together. Chaos, confusion, and "spiritual " contamination will "always" permeate. So what's the "solution" to all this haughty spirit evolution in the world today? Shalom

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Dear Rabbi, My son is marrying, God willing, in November, and we have heard of a pre-marriage ceremony called "The Breaking of the Plate." Would you be so kind as to share the significance of this ceremony as well as the actual performance (ritual)? Thank you.