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Questions about the origins of all things Jewish. Questions on the origins of Jewish customs, ideas, sayings, songs, foods, games, etc., are all fair game for this tag.
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measurements relating to the performance of different Mitzvot
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a Biblical holiday celebrated on the first and second days of the month Tishrei. Also known as the Day of Judgement.
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Shema refers to a prayer, named Shema after its first word. It is traditionally said 3 times a day: in the morning and evening prayers, and before retiring at night. Shema may refer to the first verse…
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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.
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liturgical wording and syntax
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Questions about the creation of the world.
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the mitzva (command) to count the forty-nine days from Pesach (Passover) to Shavuos (Pentecost)
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the temporary house in which we live on the holiday of Sukos (Tabernacles) each year
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9th of Av; anniversary of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; a general day of mourning for historical Jewish tragedies.
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Questions pertaining to repentance for one's past sins and transgressions and the concept of teshuvah
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The act, process, or experience of consuming food.
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Questions about the Hebrew letters, or aleph-bet.
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Questions about the Chumash (the Five Books of Moses).
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Questions relating to how a Jewish life should be led.
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Ritual hand washing. Required before or after certain actions, e.g before eating bread, after waking up, etc.
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Questions relating to travel in various areas of Jewish law, such as travel on Sabbath or Holidays or prayers before certain travels.
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Sukkot begins on the 15th of Tishrei and lasts for 7 days, plus an additional day (two outside of Israel) of Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. It is the festival of booths ("tabernacles"), one of the thre…
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written the Five Books of Moses. Portions from it are read aloud in synagogue at least 4 times a week.
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Questions pertaining to the construction, immersion, and requirements of a mikvah (ritual bath), as well as understanding the requirement of people (ex: ritual purity after menstruation, a convert) an…
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Questions about the the blessings of thanks recited after eating bread products. Hebrew: Bircat Hamazon. Also known as Grace After Meals.
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threatened; most (though not all), Jewish laws are suspended in order to save a life.
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Questions relating to the Diaspora, as in, outside of the land of Israel.
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quorum of 10 free adult Jewish males necessary for certain communal functions often related to prayers.
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worn over one's clothes during the morning prayers (Shacharit). The tallit has special fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners.
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Questions about meat and its derivatives. But for questions about combining milk and meat, use the basar-bechalav tag instead.
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stealing, theft, robbery, you name it
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The different traditions passed down through the generations.
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Questions about kosher certification of commercial food products.
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Questions about halachic deciders and their rulings.
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For issues - in halacha and Jewish thought - about people who are not healthy.
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Honor thy Father and Mother
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