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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.
Questions about the Jewish laws and customs of modesty in dress, speech, and behavior.
Sephardi refers to Jews deriving from Spain; Mizrachi refers to Jews from Eastern (mainly Muslim) countries. Customs of the two groups are very similar.
name of God printed in a way that may not be erased
Questions related to the Torah concepts of *tumah* and *taharah* - ritual impurity and purity.
Used specifically for questions that are 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…
Days where Jews refrain from eating and drinking.
wedding ceremony (and reception etc.)
Questions related to different times of day as they apply to Jewish Law.
Questions about the Jewish Code of monetary and civil law.
Chabad is a branch of Hassidim that focuses heavily on Chassidus as an intellectual pursuit, and on outreach to nonobservant Jews.
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.
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.
Questions pertaining to language.
Questions pertaining to Shacharis/שחרית - the morning prayer service
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.
reasons (as best as we can understand them) for the Mitzvot/Commandments
The Talmud is a commentary on the Mishna (the oral law) written in Babylonia containing discourses of Amoraim spanning the 3th-5th century
Questions pertaining to the Five Books of Moses (Chumash)
questions about science in relation to Judaism
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.
Holy songs and poetry are often found in Tanach. Another meaning is that of ordinary Jewish songs.
Court of Jewish Law. Nowadays, they mostly adjudicate civil disputes, and are composed of 3 judges. Their decisions are halachically binding, and in most cases, legally as well.
Questions pertaining to repentance for one's past sins and transgressions and the concept of teshuvah
Questions about the creation of the world.
The mitzvah of charity, generally giving to the poor, In Hebrew צדקה, literally meaning "justice or righteousness."
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…
the temporary house in which we live on the holiday of Sukos (Tabernacles) each year
Contending with mistakes that have been made [in a case].
questions pertaining to Jewish historical figures
For questions relating to music and song.
Rosy Hashanah is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the first and second days of the month Tishrei. Also known as the Day of Judgement.
for questions about cooking generally and also about the halachic concept of bishul
Questions about circumcision (brit-milah in Hebrew)
buying, selling, etc.
How or why words are pronounced in certain ways.