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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…
How or why words are pronounced in certain ways.
Basar b'chalav. The prohibition against eating, cooking, or benefiting from meat and milk together.
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…
the prayer service and ceremony surrounding communal reading from the Torah scroll
First of the Patriarchs אברהם
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…
Relating to Angels in Judaism.
Aramaic prayer for the sanctification of God's name; often recited by mourners
Questions about the person who leads Jewish prayers when a minyan is present.
Something made from one of the five grains, and which has been allowed to rise (leaven). Forbidden to eat or possess during Pesach (Passover).
Questions about places with Jewish connections.
A scroll of parchment on which is written the Five Books of Moses. Portions from it are read aloud in synagogue at least 4 times a week.
Situations in which a life is threatened; most (though not all), Jewish laws are suspended in order to save a life.
measurements relating to the performance of different Mitzvot
Questions about the Hebrew letters, or aleph-bet.
The different traditions passed down through the generations.
laws and customs pertaining to pregnancy, labor, and childbirth
9th of Av; anniversary of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; a general day of mourning for historical Jewish tragedies.
Questions about the understanding and interpreting of the story-like content found in the Talmud and Midrash
Ritual hand washing. Required before or after certain actions, e.g before eating bread, after waking up, etc.
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…
The 7 Noahide laws that were commanded to non-Jews: no murder, no adultery, no worshipping idols, no cursing God, no stealing, do establish courts of justice, no eating flesh from a live animal.
Questions about the the blessings of thanks recited after eating bread products. Hebrew: Bircat Hamazon. Also known as Grace After Meals.
The act, process, or experience of consuming food.
questions pertaining to prophets and prophecy
Questions about Jewish education, also known as Chinuch.
The redemption of the Jewish People from slavery in Egypt; performed by G-d through Moses.
quorum of 10 free adult Jewish males necessary for certain communal functions often related to prayers.
the mitzva (command) to count the forty-nine days from Pesach (Passover) to Shavuos (Pentecost)
A classic work of Jewish Law, compiled and written by R' Yosef Karo.
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.
A Jewish prayer shawl. The tallit is worn over one's clothes during the morning prayers (Shacharit). The tallit has special fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners.
liturgical wording and syntax
The first tractate in the Order of Zeraim, this focuses on blessings and prayers, including: Shema, the Amidah, and blessings on food
The weekly Torah portion of Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32)