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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).
Questions related to the Torah concepts of *tumah* and *taharah* - ritual impurity and purity.
measurements relating to the performance of different Mitzvot
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 temporary house in which we live on the holiday of Sukos (Tabernacles) each year
9th of Av; anniversary of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; a general day of mourning for historical Jewish tragedies.
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 relating to travel in various areas of Jewish law, such as travel on Sabbath or Holidays or prayers before certain travels.
Questions relating to how a Jewish life should be led.
Ritual hand washing. Required before or after certain actions, e.g before eating bread, after waking up, etc.
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…
worn over one's clothes during the morning prayers (Shacharit). The tallit has special fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners.
Questions about the the blessings of thanks recited after eating bread products. Hebrew: Bircat Hamazon. Also known as Grace After Meals.
Questions relating to the Diaspora, as in, outside of the land of Israel.
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)
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.
threatened; most (though not all), Jewish laws are suspended in order to save a life.
Questions about kosher certification of commercial food products.
Questions about halachic deciders and their rulings.