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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…
Questions pertaining to repentance for one's past sins and transgressions and the concept of teshuvah
Basar b'chalav. The prohibition against eating, cooking, or benefiting from meat and milk together.
Questions about the person who leads Jewish prayers when a minyan is present.
Questions about places with Jewish connections.
measurements relating to the performance of different Mitzvot
Aramaic prayer for the sanctification of God's name; often recited by mourners
Something made from one of the five grains, and which has been allowed to rise (leaven). Forbidden to eat or possess during Pesach (Passover).
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…
Situations in which a life is threatened; most (though not all), Jewish laws are suspended in order to save a life.
Questions about the Hebrew letters, or aleph-bet.
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.
Questions relating to how a Jewish life should be led.
Relating to Angels in Judaism.
9th of Av; anniversary of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; a general day of mourning for historical Jewish tragedies.
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…
laws and customs pertaining to pregnancy, labor, and childbirth
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…
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.
First of the Patriarchs אברהם
Questions about the the blessings of thanks recited after eating bread products. Hebrew: Bircat Hamazon. Also known as Grace After Meals.
the mitzva (command) to count the forty-nine days from Pesach (Passover) to Shavuos (Pentecost)
liturgical wording and syntax
The act, process, or experience of consuming food.
The different traditions passed down through the generations.
quorum of 10 free adult Jewish males necessary for certain communal functions often related to prayers.
questions pertaining to prophets and prophecy
Questions pertaining to family members
The first tractate in the Order of Zeraim, this focuses on blessings and prayers, including: Shema, the Amidah, and blessings on food
Ritual hand washing. Required before or after certain actions, e.g before eating bread, after waking up, etc.
For issues - in halacha and Jewish thought - about people who are not healthy.
The redemption of the Jewish People from slavery in Egypt; performed by G-d through Moses.
Questions relating to travel in various areas of Jewish law, such as travel on Sabbath or Holidays or prayers before certain travels.
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.
stealing, theft, robbery, you name it
The weekly Torah portion of Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32)