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Questions seeking sources for a given practice in general or in specific Jewish communities, alternatively seeking the location of a specific source of a teaching/idea/philosophy based on Torah writin…
Questions about Jewish prayer (the fixed order of typically-thrice-daily prayers, or prayer generally).
The seventh day of the week and a day of rest. Also use this tag for questions that apply equally to Yom Tov and Shabbat.
interpretation of parts of Tanach by close reading, not derivation
Questions about Jewish customs and traditions.
Questions related to how something was in the past, and how it's developed since then.
Questions about short prayers called b'rachos ("benedictions" or "blessings"), generally said to praise/thank God for specific events.
The Talmud is a central text of Judaism. It takes the form of a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, metaphorical stories customs, and history.
Jewish philosophy as well as Jewish perspectives - i.e. not only formal philosophy. NOT for questions about Jewish practice unless there's a philosophical component.
Kashrut (also kashruth or kashrus, כשרות or כַּשְׁרוּת) is the set of Jewish dietary laws.
Questions asking for a recommended product, book, website, etc. Note that questions must have an objective answer; primarily opinion based questions are off-topic.
Questions about theoretical issues about psak and general halacha concepts
Questions about the definitions, meaning and use of words specific to Judaism or words that carry unique meaning in Jewish law.
Relations with non-Jews, and laws regarding them.
Books about or of Judaism
Questions about the mitzvah to study Torah, and the nature of Torah study. This tag is not intended to be a general tag about Torah. Almost every question on the site is about Torah in some sense. …
relate to laws of food or anything pertaining to food.
Questions pertaining to the Hebrew language, as related to Judaism. See the help center: http://judaism.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, occurs for 7 days in Israel or 8 days in diaspora in the Spring, and celebrates the Exodus from Egypt in ancient times.
An acronym of "Torah" (Five Books of Moses), "Neviim" (Prophets), and "Kesuvim" (Writings). The three books together form the "Written Torah".
Questions about the purpose, meaning, halachos (rules), etc. of names.
marriage, marrying, the state of being married; more specific tags are `wedding` and `intermarriage`
questions about numbers
THIS QUESTION IS ONLY IN JEST. "Purim Torah" is humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Mi Yodeya has a great collection of Purim Torah, under this tag. For ou…
Questions about or that apply specifically to women.
Questions related to Jewish commentaries, their meaning and their origin.
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.
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).
Questions about Hebrew grammar as related to Judaism.
for questions about the nature of commandments or the status of being a commandment. (However, many particular commandments have their own tags.)
Questions about the lives and personalities of Jewish religious authorities.
Conversion to Judaism. This entails acceptance of the mitzvos, tevila (immersion), and for men, bris milah (circumcision).
Questions regarding our understanding of God, such as it is. NOT for every question about Jewish beliefs.
Worship of foreign deities, one of the three cardinal sins.
Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.