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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…
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Questions about Jewish prayer (the fixed order of typically-thrice-daily prayers, or prayer generally).
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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.
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Questions about Jewish customs and traditions.
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interpretation of parts of Tanach by close reading, not derivation
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Questions related to how something was in the past, and how it's developed since then.
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Questions about short prayers called b'rachos ("benedictions" or "blessings"), generally said to praise/thank God for specific events.
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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.
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Kashrut (also kashruth or kashrus, כשרות or כַּשְׁרוּת) is the set of Jewish dietary laws.
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Questions about the definitions, meaning and use of words specific to Judaism or words that carry unique meaning in Jewish law.
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Questions asking for a recommended product, book, website, etc. Note that questions must have an objective answer; primarily opinion based questions are off-topic.
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Relations with non-Jews, and laws regarding them.
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Questions about theoretical issues about psak and general halacha concepts
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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.
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relate to laws of food or anything pertaining to food.
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Books about or of Judaism
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questions about numbers
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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. …
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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.
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Questions about the purpose, meaning, halachos (rules), etc. of names.
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Questions pertaining to the Hebrew language, as related to Judaism. See the help center: http://judaism.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
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marriage, marrying, the state of being married; more specific tags are `wedding` and `intermarriage`
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Questions about or that apply specifically to women.
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An acronym of "Torah" (Five Books of Moses), "Neviim" (Prophets), and "Kesuvim" (Writings). The three books together form the "Written Torah".
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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…
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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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Questions about the lives and personalities of Jewish religious authorities.
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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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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 about Hebrew grammar as related to Judaism.
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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 Jewish commentaries, their meaning and their origin.
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Questions about the halachos and customs of clothing.
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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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Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.