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Ama, pl. amot (ah-mah,ah-moht) — lit., Cubit; measure, representing the length of an adult's forearm, of 21 1/2 to 24 inches (depending on the application), equal to 6 tefachim
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Jewish Festivals: Transportation
Non-Jew Driven Vehicle before Dark Starting Jewish Festival
You may continue riding in a car or taxi driven by a non-Jew between...
Tum'a: Cemetery
Tum'a within Cemetery
Ritual impurity ( tum’a ) in a cemetery comes from being within 4...
When To Pray: Shacharit: L'Olam Yihei Adam
When To Say Baruch She'Amar
After the fourth halachic hour, unless in extreme circumstances,...
Tum'a: Sleeping
Tum'a: Walking before Handwashing
You should not walk 4 amot (6’10”, or 2.1 m) before...
Burial: Jewish Cemetery
Suicide
Someone who commits suicide may not be buried within 8 amot of...
Burial: Kaddish
Burial: Kaddish: Version of Kaddish
Kaddish is recited near the grave but at least 4 amot (7 feet)...
Sukka: Dimensions
Sukka: Dimensions: Minimum/Maximum
A sukka must have at least three walls, but one of those...
Mezuza: Bedroom
Mezuza: Bedroom
You may not be naked or have intercourse in a room with a ...
Amida: Location: Near Someone Praying
Amida: Someone Praying
Don’t cross within 7 feet (4 amot , or 2.1 m) in front of someone...
Eruv Border: Walls
Amount of Gap in Eruv Border
Eruv walls must total more than 50% of the eruv border on each side,...
Eruv Border: Buildings
Measurements for Buildings as Eruv Border
Buildings in a row, more than 10 amot (about 17.5 feet or about 5.3 m)...
Holy Books: Modest Dress
Holy Books: Being Undressed
You should not be naked or have intercourse in a room with holy books,...
Where To Pray: Set Place
Set Place (Makom Kavu'a): Enhancement of Prayers
It is an enhancement of your prayers to set aside a regular place for...
Where To Pray: Distracting Smell
Prayer near Feces
Don’t say prayers or blessings within 6’7” (4 amot ,...
Length/Objects
Length/Objects
1 Tefach = 4 fingers’ width = 3 ½” (8 cm) to...
Distance
Distance
1 Mil = 0.7 miles (1.2 km) = 2000 amot 4 Milin = 1 parsa 1...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Moving Items in Legal Public Area (Reshut HaRabim)
In a halachically public area (reshut ha'rabim ) with no eruv , on...

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