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Something made from one of the five grains, and which has been allowed to rise (leaven). Forbidden to eat or possess during Pesach (Passover).
measurements relating to the performance of different Mitzvot
a Biblical holiday celebrated on the first and second days of the month Tishrei. Also known as the Day of Judgement.
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…
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.
9th of Av; anniversary of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; a general day of mourning for historical Jewish tragedies.
the temporary house in which we live on the holiday of Sukos (Tabernacles) each year
Ritual hand washing. Required before or after certain actions, e.g before eating bread, after waking up, etc.
Questions pertaining to repentance for one's past sins and transgressions and the concept of teshuvah
Questions relating to travel in various areas of Jewish law, such as travel on Sabbath or Holidays or prayers before certain travels.
written the Five Books of Moses. Portions from it are read aloud in synagogue at least 4 times a week.
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…
Questions about the the blessings of thanks recited after eating bread products. Hebrew: Bircat Hamazon. Also known as Grace After Meals.
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…
threatened; most (though not all), Jewish laws are suspended in order to save a life.
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)
worn over one's clothes during the morning prayers (Shacharit). The tallit has special fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners.
Questions relating to the Diaspora, as in, outside of the land of Israel.
Questions about meat and its derivatives. But for questions about combining milk and meat, use the basar-bechalav tag instead.
The different traditions passed down through the generations.
Questions about halachic deciders and their rulings.
Questions about kosher certification of commercial food products.
For issues - in halacha and Jewish thought - about people who are not healthy.