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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.
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Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.
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The "Land of Israel", it may refer to either the biblical country or the modern one.
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Questions regarding our understanding of God, such as it is. NOT for every question about Jewish beliefs.
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Questions about Hebrew grammar as related to Judaism.
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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.
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NOTE: For professional medical advice, please contact your physician.
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for questions about the nature of commandments or the status of being a commandment. (However, many particular commandments have their own tags.)
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house of Jewish prayer
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Worship of foreign deities, one of the three cardinal sins.
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Sephardi refers to Jews deriving from Spain; Mizrachi refers to Jews from Eastern (mainly Muslim) countries. Customs of the two groups are very similar.
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Rabbi Shlomo of Troyes, 1040-1104, and his works
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Generally refers to Avraham (Abraham), Yitzchak (Isaac), and Yaakov (Jacob); the three patriarchs of the Jewish People.
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Questions pertaining to money, including both physical currency and finances, in general.
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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.
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Questions about the various Aramaic translations that accompany much of the Jewish Biblical Canon, or about translation of specific words in Jewish texts.
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reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)
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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…
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ONLY IN JEST. Purim Torah is a term used to describe humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
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Questions about the Jewish laws and customs of modesty in dress, speech, and behavior.
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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.
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Contending with mistakes that have been made [in a case].
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Questions about the Jewish Code of monetary and civil law.
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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.
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Questions related to different times of day as they apply to Jewish Law.
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The seder (ceremonial meal of the first night or two of Passover) and the haggadah (text used at that meal).
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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 …
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Moshiach (Messiah) lit. "annointed one". The final redeemer of the Jewish people from exile. Prophesied in Tanach, he will be a righteous human king descended patrilineally from King David. Identity s…
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forbidden on Shabbos/Yom Tov.
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Relating to (one or two) of the two Temples that stood in Jerusalem.
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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.
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name of God printed in a way that may not be erased
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Questions about the various prayer books used by Jews, and the prayers contained therein.
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buying, selling, etc.