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Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.
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Rabbi Shlomo of Troyes, 1040-1104, and his works
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Questions relating to the nature, function, or process of Death in Jewish thought.
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Questions about the halachos and customs of clothing.
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Relating to (one or two) of the two Temples that stood in Jerusalem.
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Questions about translation in general, or about translation of specific words in Jewish texts.
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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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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…
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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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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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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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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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The seder (ceremonial meal of the first night or two of Passover) and the haggadah (text used at that meal).
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reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)
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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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Questions about how Judaism interacts with technological innovations.
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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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Questions about the various prayer books used by Jews, and the prayers contained therein.
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house of Jewish prayer
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the biblical personage Moses
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The weekly Torah portion of Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)
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Questions related to the religiously-defined geographical area, the Land of Israel / *Eretz Yisrael*.
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The mishna which is part of the oral law, was written by the Tannaim in a short-form containing 6 volumes with 64 subvolumes.
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Questions related to use of the Internet or resources available on it.
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Commonly refers to 39 categories of activity that are forbidden on Shabbos & yom tov.
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DO NOT USE W/O PERMISSION for the series of "[number] mi yodeya" questions
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Concerning Esther's rise to power as queen of Achashveirosh (Xerxes I) of Persia and her thwarting Haman's attempt to destroy the Jewish people during the era of exile after the Destruction of the Fir…
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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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Generally refers to Avraham (Abraham), Yitzchak (Isaac), and Yaakov (Jacob); the three patriarchs of the Jewish People.
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NOTE: For professional medical advice, please contact your physician.
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Questions pertaining to money, including both physical currency and finances, in general.
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The concept of reward and punishment in Judaism- theologically, halachically, and philosophically
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Chasidut (or Chassidus) is a branch of Orthodox Judaism founded by Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov in the 18th century. His followers in turn branched out, leading to many different schools of Chassidus.
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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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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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Tzitzis or tzitzit are the fringes tied to the corners of four-cornered garments. For laws regarding those garments (also known as Tzitzis), see the [tallit-katan] tag.
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