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Author:  Aryeh
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Date:  1/4/2005 6:27:00 AM
Subject:  Mixed Seating
Message:  In an article in the Journal of Halacha in Contemporary Society (aka the RJJ Journal) a number of years ago, Rabbi Eli Clark surveyed the halachic literature on seating at weddings. [Note: this is not a plug for the publication!] It seems that there is very little basis, if any, for mixed seating at weddings in the poskim, rishonim through aharonim. I only post this to respond to those who, out of ignorance, consider separate seating a humra, or a new innovation. Historically it is simply not so. The burden is on those who make and attend weddings with mixed seating (and I include myself) to justify our practice, not the other way around.
Reply:  Sounds like an interesting article. Where can one find it.

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