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General Q&A about Judaism, Jewish texts, and Jewish life. This site does not give personal advice.

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Does "החג" include שמיני עצרת?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Why does the text in B'reishit refer to God in the plural?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by sabbahillel‭

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Why is the birth of Kayin written strangely?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Why did Abraham refuse to accept Bera's proposal

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by artaxerxe‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by artaxerxe‭

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Hiding in a tree or hiding among the trees?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by sabbahillel‭

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Which of the Asseres Hadibros is most important?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by eliyahu‭

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Is closing the Succah door ‘hiddur-Mitzvah’?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dr. Shmuel‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Dr. Shmuel‭

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Internet Bavli resource

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Dr. Shmuel‭

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Can one intentionally wait for a "painful" situation to be exempt from Sukkah?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by robev‭

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What does it mean that Yisrael dwelt in sukkot in the wilderness?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by robev‭

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Why are we only worried about choking now?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Dani‭

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Ancestry of the Mishmarot Kehunah

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Harel13‭

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Why is cholam sometimes pronounced like segol (Chabad, Yom Kippur)?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by msh210‭

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Why does Rashi leave out an example?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Dani‭

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Naming a daughter when there's no minyan around

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by msh210‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by msh210‭

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When does not forgiving become holding a grudge?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Fasting 3 fasts.

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Must one forgive those who wronged him but do not ask forgiveness?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Dani‭

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What does a beginning shofar blower need to know to correctly make the sounds?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by manassehkatz‭

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What happened to the end of the Aleph-Beis in Kol Mekadesh?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by ploni‭

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Seeking list of prohibitions which force one to do an action

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Source of Chasam Sofer's prediction.

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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What role does the Satan play in Jewish theology?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Mithical‭

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Longest list of practical differences in shas.

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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May Jews bow as a courtesy?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Aliza‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Should you bring the ketubah on vacation?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by withoutatrace‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Why aren't weddings on specific days?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Intentionally praying shacharis without tefillin

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Racquetball‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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How do we understand tzniut as a violation of lifnei eevar?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by withoutatrace‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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How is God's name pronounced when there is a prefix?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by rosends‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Is the Sanhedrin supposed to serve as an international court?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Shalom Aleichem -- "shuvchem" instead of "tzeitchem"?

0 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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Should the repetition of the amidah be discontinued?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by withoutatrace‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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I've already made a siyum on a work. Can I make a full siyum a second time?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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What are the requirements for the body of water used for tashlich?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by ploni‭

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Making a Bracha on a smell test.

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dani‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Dani‭

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May one name a secular object using a Divine Name?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Alaychem‭

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