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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 related to use of the Internet or resources available on it.
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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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Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.
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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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Worship of foreign deities, one of the three cardinal sins.
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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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house of Jewish prayer
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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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Questions about the Jewish laws and customs of modesty
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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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Questions about the Jewish Code of monetary and civil law.
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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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the holiday of Purim
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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 related to different times of day as they apply to Jewish Law.
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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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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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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 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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buying, selling, etc.
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often found in Tanach. Another meaning is that of ordinary Jewish songs sung on Shabbat or at celebrations.
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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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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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reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)
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Relating to the categorization of a sinful act in Jewish Law, the examination of a sin recorded in Jewish texts, or the nature of sin in Jewish thought.
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forbidden on Shabbos/Yom Tov.
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The Day of Atonement. An annual holiday on which we repent our sins and G-d forgives them
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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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name of God printed in a way that may not be erased
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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…