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Questions about the Jewish Code of monetary and civil law.
name of God printed in a way that may not be erased
A sacrifice. Refers to the animal and food sacrifices brought in the Temple.
generally about Jewish holidays on which activity is heavily restricted (first and last days of Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, first day(s) of Sukk…
Questions relating to children vis à vis their parents in Jewish law or Jewish thought. Also questions relating to parenting approaches and advice in Jewish thought.
Questions related to different times of day as they apply to Jewish Law.
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.
A halachic period of mourning after the passing of a close relative. There are many laws and customs relating to this period and those observing it.
a branch of Hassidim that focuses heavily on Chassidus as an intellectual pursuit, and on outreach to nonobservant Jews.
Questions about the practical advice regarding how to apply Judaism in real life. NOT for questions regarding p'sak halacha (practical halachic advice) -- consult your local Orthodox rabbi (CYLOR) for…
reasons (as best as we can understand them) for the Mitzvot/Commandments
often found in Tanach. Another meaning is that of ordinary Jewish songs.
Questions related to the Torah concepts of *tumah* and *taharah* - ritual impurity and purity.
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.
Questions related to how Judaism regards or relates to the Christian religion or its followers. NOTE: Questions that require independent expertise in Christianity to answer are off-topic.
for questions about cooking generally and also about the halachic concept of bishul
the prayer service and ceremony surrounding communal reading from the Torah scroll
The mitzvah of charity, generally giving to the poor, In Hebrew צדקה, literally meaning "justice or righteousness."
Literally "Germany". Questions about the Jews of all the area that was once medieval Germany, more generally of all Catholic and Protestant (and some Eastern Orthodox) lands, and their laws and custom…
the book that contains discourses throughout hundreds of years.
Questions about the person who leads Jewish prayers when a minyan is present.
Basar b'chalav. The prohibition against eating, cooking, or benefiting from meat and milk together.
Aramaic prayer for the sanctification of God's name; often recited by mourners