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I have stumbled upon a website called "Saw You at Sinai." It's for singles. They request two people as references. Is it ok to have a sibling serve as a reference? Also when someone goes to a traditional matchmaker who makes the first connection generally? One's parents?
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Must a rabbi perform a Jewish wedding? I know people become ordained ministers online so that they can perform Christian weddings for their friends and loved ones. Could someone who is not ordained a rabbi in the Jewish faith perform a wedding as long as all of the other conventions of a Jewish wedding are observed, such as standing under the chuppah, reciting the Sheva Brachot, signing a ketubah, etc.?

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I have a question for your "Ask the Rabbi" series. At a Jewish wedding the groom places the glass under his foot and smashes it into several pieces. What is the significance of this act? I have a friend who is soon to be married and he asked me this question.
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