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Conversion to Judaism. This entails acceptance of the mitzvos, tevila (immersion), and for men, bris milah (circumcision).
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Questions pertaining to different types of currencies and the mechanics of currency in general, pertaining to Jewish Law.
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Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.
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house of Jewish prayer
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Questions about Hebrew grammar as related to Judaism.
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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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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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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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Worship of foreign deities, one of the three cardinal sins.
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NOTE: For professional medical advice, please contact your physician.
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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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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).
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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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Questions about the Jewish Code of monetary and civil law.
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Questions about the Jewish laws and customs of modesty
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Questions related to different times of day as they apply to Jewish Law.
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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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Contending with mistakes that have been made [in a case].
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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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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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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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The seder (ceremonial meal of the first night or two of Passover) and the haggadah (text used at that meal).
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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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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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forbidden on Shabbos/Yom Tov.
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buying, selling, etc.
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name of God printed in a way that may not be erased
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often found in Tanach. Another meaning is that of ordinary Jewish songs.
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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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Rabbi Shlomo of Troyes, 1040-1104, and his works
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generally about Jewish holidays on which activity is heavily restricted (first and last days of Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, first day(s) of Sukk…
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reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)
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the fringes tied to the corners of four-cornered garments. For laws regarding those garments (also known as Tzitzis), see [Tag:tallit-katan].
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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…