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Charedim or Ultra-Orthodox Jews are terms that refer to groups within Orthodox Judaism that are characterized by their strict interpretation of religious sources and their accepted halacha (Jewish law) and traditions, in opposition to more accommodating or modern values and practices.

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Halachic justification for forbidding playing ball

I was listening to a podcast with various Chareidi rabbonim discussing chinuch in Eretz Yisroel. One of them mentioned that if you enjoy playing ball you might not be for their school because they don'...
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Work and Talmud Torah

The Mishnah in Pirkei Avot 4:5 records the statement that one shouldn’t make Torah study into something for worldly benefit. I was curious then, how do the haredim that do full time Torah study en ...
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Do Charedi rabbis allow Charedi Jews to change and become Modern Orthodox?

You were born into a Hareidi family, but you decide to make a change and become Modern Orthodox. According to Charedi authorities, is it halachically allowed for a Haredi Jew to change and become ...
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Why do the Chassidish community take bald haircuts if it's a biblical commandment to not have a bald head?

Devarim, chapter 14:1 בָּנִ֣ים אַתֶּ֔ם לַֽה׳ ﭏהֵיכֶ֑ם לֹ֣א תִתְגֹּֽדְד֗וּ וְלֹֽא־תָשִׂ֧ימוּ קָרְחָ֛ה בֵּ֥ין עֵֽינֵיכֶ֖ם לָמֵֽת: Rashi: בין עיניכם: אצל הפדחת. ובמקום אחר הוא אומר (ויקרא כא, ה) לא ...
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Learning Torah of Rav Soloveitchik

I heard that the Be'er Moshe (Debreciner Rav) wrote that one should not read the Torah of the Rav since it can bring one into the wrong haskafos. Does anyone know where this can be found in his ...
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Letting people know you're dating

There seems to be an untold rule in the chareidi community that you don't tell people you are dating unless there is an explicit reason to tell them. I get why people might not want everyone knowing ...
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Which are the "Yeshivish Masechtos"?

Generally speaking there seems to be a list of "Yeshivish Masechtos" (masechtos usually studied in Yeshivot) and specific Perakim which are learnt in Chareidi mainstream Yeshivot. For instance, in ...
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Is there a source for a man not addressing his wife by her first name?

I know a man who when addressing his wife calls her [for example] Mrs Doe as opposed to 'Jane' or 'Honey' [he does this when he is home too]. This person is very religious and what some might call '...
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Why don't boys and girls socialise in the 'frum' world?

Why in Chareidi circles do boys and girls after the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah not socialise at all? Any mingling is unheard of, why is this? Does this have a source in Halacha or is it just a 'chumra'-...
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Kippah (yarmulke) size

Warning: this question relies on anecdotal evidence. I have noticed that often Chareidi and heterodox Jews will wear much larger kippot than Modern Orthodox and Dati-Leumi (and heterodox rabbanim). ...
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Why do some Jewish groups wear a uniform?

My impression of male Chareidi Jews is that they only ever wear a white shirt with a black suit shoes and hat, no tie. I also get the impression that particular other (possibly Chassidic) groups have ...
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