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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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Literally "eighteen". Also called the "Amidah". The prayer consisting of 19 blessings, recited three times daily, and four times on Shabbat and Yom-Tov. It forms the backbone of all of the daily praye…
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Questions about calendars. The Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar that determines the dates of Jewish festivals.
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Worship of foreign deities, one of the three cardinal sins.
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Rabbi Shlomo of Troyes, 1040-1104, and his works
Questions about how Judaism interacts with technological innovations.
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for the series of "[number] mi yodeya" questions
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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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house of Jewish prayer
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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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Questions related to use of the Internet or resources available on it.
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Relating to (one or two) of the two Temples that stood in Jerusalem.
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Hanukkah, a holiday commemorating the miracles surrounding the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BCE
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reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)
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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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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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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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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…
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.
Questions related to the religiously-defined geographical area, the Land of Israel / *Eretz Yisrael*.
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NOTE: For professional medical advice, please contact your physician.
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Questions about the various prayer books used by Jews, and the prayers contained therein.
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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 weekly Torah portion of Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)
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Questions pertaining to money, including both physical currency and finances, in general.
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Commonly refers to 39 categories of activity that are forbidden on Shabbos & yom tov.
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Questions about translation in general, or about translation of specific words in Jewish texts.
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The concept of reward and punishment in Judaism- theologically, halachically, and philosophically
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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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Concerning Esther's rise to power as queen of Achashveirosh ( Xerxes I) of Persia and her thwarting Hamans attempt to destroy the Jewish people during the era of exile after the Destruction of the Fir…
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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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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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the biblical personage Moses
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One of the books that make up the "Kesuvim" (or "Writings). Composed mostly by King David, but includes chapters by Adam, Avraham, King Shlomo (Solomon) and others.
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A sacrifice. Refers to the animal and food sacrifices brought in the Temple.
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