• Sherlock Holmes, Rabbinic-Style (TZOHAR Approving Jewish Status)

    By Rav Reuven Spolter

     

    It began with a text message.

    Rav [Dovid] Stav wants you to call him.*

    I called.

    “There’s a young [secular] woman whose mother is originally from [a distant city in South America]. All we have is her parents’ ketubah, but we cannot identify the mesader Kiddushin [rabbi who performs the wedding ceremony]. They were members of Chabad of Toronto in the 1980s. Can we approve the ketubah for purposes of marriage?”
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