Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs
tag:snake search within a tag
answers:0 unanswered questions
user:xxxx search by author id
score:0.5 posts with 0.5+ score
"snake oil" exact phrase
votes:4 posts with 4+ votes
created:<1w created < 1 week ago
post_type:xxxx type of post
Search help
Notifications
Mark all as read
Q&A

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

57%
+2 −1
Translation of ״זעיר אנפין״ as "The Impatient One"

In the Seder Oneg Shabbos Bentcher the translation for ״זעיר אנפין״ is "The Impatient One". What's the basis of this translation? Sources that support the reading would be appreciated.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lev‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by רבות מחשבות‭

66%
+4 −1
Anger advice is only for men?

The Shlah says that when someone feels himself getting angry, he should hold the corner of his tzitzis and that will calm him down. Is there any similar advice for [most] women (as they don't wear ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by רבות מחשבות‭

77%
+5 −0
For taking challah, (how) do you account for the flour in sourdough starter?

I understand that one should take challah when baking bread made with at least 10 cups of flour. (That article says 14 for saying the b'racha but down to 10 for taking at all.) How does this requ...

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

71%
+3 −0
Does a Shochet need to have his knife checked by a Rabbi? If not, why not?

Mishneh Torah, Talmud Torah, 6:14 lists 24 reasons for excommunication. # 20 is: טַבָּח שֶׁלֹּא בָּדַק סַכִּינוֹ לִפְנֵי חָכָם A Shochet who does not have his knife checked by a wise man. (general...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Dani‭

60%
+1 −0
Why do we kiss the Teffilin at Ashrei?

In most siddurim by Ashrei, it says to touch the arm Teffilin at פּותֵחַ אֶת יָדֶךָ,and the head Teffilin at וּמַשבִּיעַ לְכָל חַי רָצון. What is the connection between Hashem sustaining us and the...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by rosends‭

66%
+2 −0
Does a husband have to maintain his wife's bondwomen?

A mishna on Ketubot 59b lists the household tasks a husband may demand of his wife (grinding corn, baking bread, washing his clothes, etc). It then goes on to say that if she brought a bondwoman (...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by PinnyM‭

66%
+2 −0
What are the issues in talking into a mic that was accidentally turned on on Shabbat?

During the COVID pandemic many synagogues have moved activities online, including communal prayer. Some have even done this on Shabbat, and the Conservative movement recently published a responsum...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by PinnyM‭

66%
+2 −0
When to gather the Tzitzis

In most siddurim, in the paragraph before Shema of Ahavah Rabah, before the words וַהֲבִיאֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם it says to gather the Tzitzis and put them in your left hand. Does that mean to: A. Pause da...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

75%
+4 −0
Which tallis should be kissed?

If there is someone who does not yet own a Tallis (prayer shawl), and he is davening for the amud (so he wears a shul tallis), when he gets to the places in davening where you are supposed to kiss ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭

80%
+6 −0
Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

In various places on this site, including the FAQ, we have the following disclaimer: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbini...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by System‭

50%
+0 −0
Why is Tzaara'as considered a Sakana?

The Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim 173:2 writes: בין בשר לדגים חובה ליטול משום דקשה לדבר אחר וחמירא סכנתא מאיסורא There is an obligation to wash...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by eliyahu‭

50%
+0 −0
Has anyone proposed to recreate the system of 24 ma'amadot, since the Dispersal?

The Mishna, in Ta'anit 4:1-4, describes an institution called ma'amadot: Just as the Kohens and Levites were divided into 24 clans, which each handled the Temple service for two non-holiday weeks o...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭

60%
+1 −0
Why is the beracha of Shehechiyanu phrased in the plural?

The Bracha of Shehechiyanu reads as follows: ברוך...שהחיינו וקיימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה ...that He kept us alive and sustained us and brought us to this time. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DonielF‭

50%
+0 −0
Who got to have the leftover flour from the Omer?

The Mishna reports in Menachot 10:4 that, after the required amount of premium flour had been extracted from the barley set aside for the Omer, the considerable amount tof leftover, mixed-quality f...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Isaac Moses‭

60%
+1 −0
Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?

I tend to daven (pray) without sufficient focus and very quickly. In particular, I find that most of the time that I'm praying, my mind is on things other than the words that I'm saying. And, not t...

25 answers  ·  posted 13y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Isaac Moses‭

50%
+0 −0
What prompted the absent-Sanhedrin-head decree in Rosh Hashana 4:4?

R' Yochanan ben Zakai, in leading the Jewish people during and immediately after the Destruction of the Second Temple, issued many decrees aimed at responding to the new post-Temple reality and pre...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Isaac Moses‭

50%
+0 −0
Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a "menora"

Following up on this question about the use of the words "menora" or "chanukiya" to refer to Chanuka lights: I find it interesting that the use of "chanukiya," popularized in 1897 through a secula...

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by Isaac Moses‭

Like any library, this site offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice, and does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi.

This community is part of the Codidact network. We have other communities too — take a look!

You can also join us in chat!

Want to advertise this community? Use our templates!

Like what we're doing? Support us! Donate