A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

Type to find tags:
× 189
The "Land of Israel", it may refer to either the biblical country or the modern one.
× 187
Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.
× 186 × 186
Questions pertaining to the identity or biology of animals mentioned in Jewish texts literature, or the status of animals in areas of Jewish law, such as diet or damages.
× 181
Questions pertaining to different types of currencies and the mechanics of currency in general, pertaining to Jewish Law.
× 180
The Rambam, or Maimonides, was a famous 12th century Rabbi, philosopher, and physician. He wrote the Mishneh Torah and the Moreh Nevuchim (Guide to the Perplexed).
× 176
Generally refers to Avraham (Abraham), Yitzchak (Isaac), and Yaakov (Jacob); the three patriarchs of the Jewish People.
× 175
ONLY IN JEST. Purim Torah is a term used to describe humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
× 175
house of Jewish prayer
× 173
Questions about Hebrew grammar as related to Judaism.
× 173
Exegetical interpretation, often of verses in Tanach. The term also refers to books based on these interpretations, e.g., Midrash Rabba, Midrash Tanchuma, et al.
× 172
NOTE: For professional medical advice, please contact your physician.
× 169
for questions about the nature of commandments or the status of being a commandment. (However, many particular commandments have their own tags.)
× 167
Worship of foreign deities, one of the three cardinal sins.
× 161
Questions relating to children vis à vis their parents in Jewish law or Jewish thought. Also questions relating to parenting approaches and advice in Jewish thought.
× 158
Questions about the Jewish Code of monetary and civil law.
× 157
Sephardi refers to Jews deriving from Spain; Mizrachi refers to Jews from Eastern (mainly Muslim) countries. Customs of the two groups are very similar.
× 155
Questions about the Jewish laws and customs of modesty in dress, speech, and behavior.
× 155
Questions related to different times of day as they apply to Jewish Law.
× 153
The holiday of Purim celebrates G-d's saving of the Jewish people from the genocidal plot of Haman, the Persian king's prime minister.
× 153
Contending with mistakes that have been made [in a case].
× 153
A patrilineal descendant of the biblical Aaron, a male kohen (plural kohanim) could serve in the Temple in Jerusalem when it was standing; various other laws apply to kohanim also, male and female.
× 151
Questions about the various Aramaic translations that accompany much of the Jewish Biblical Canon, or about translation of specific words in Jewish texts.
× 144
Rabbi Shlomo of Troyes, 1040-1104, and his works
× 144
the mystical teachings in Judaism that are mainly based on the Zohar (traditionally attributed to Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai) and then later elaborated upon by others such as Rabbis Isaac Luri…
× 143 × 137
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, takes place on the tenth of the month of Tishrei. We repent for our sins and G-d forgives them. It is a fast day.
× 136
NOTE: Please respect that in the Jewish tradition certain questions, especially certain questions relating to sexuality, are discussed only in private. Such questions will be closed or deleted at the …
× 136
The seder (ceremonial meal of the first night or two of Passover) and the haggadah (text used at that meal).
× 135
name of God printed in a way that may not be erased
× 135
buying, selling, etc.
× 134
reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)
× 133
forbidden on Shabbos/Yom Tov.
× 132
Questions about places with Jewish connections.
× 130
the fringes tied to the corners of four-cornered garments. For laws regarding those garments (also known as Tzitzis), see [Tag:tallit-katan].
× 130
often found in Tanach. Another meaning is that of ordinary Jewish songs.