Your Search Results

Rabbinic holidays — Minor, or non-festival, holidays: Chanuka*, Purim*, Tu b’Shvat*, Lag ba’Omer,* and the fast of Tish’a b’Av* along with other minor fasts
25 Results Found
To refine your search add additional terms in the search box above
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
NON-JEWISH HOLIDAYS
Taking Off Work on Other Holidays
You may take off from work on national holidays and even on non-Jewish...
Mikva in Nature: General Concepts
Mikva in Nature: Rabbinic Guidance
Rabbinic guidance is recommended when using a river, lake, or spring...
Birkat HaMazon: Source
Birkat HaMazon D'Rabanan: Rabbinic Source
Although the mitzva d'oraita is to thank God only when you are...
Weakening Halachic Observance or Respect for Torah
Appearing To Not Uphold the Torah (Mar'it Ayin)
You may not do any action that may cause religious Jews to do something...
Baking Neutral/Pareve and Dairy (or Meat) at Same Time
Baking Challa at Same Time as Chicken with Sauce
Situation You baked challa with chicken, both uncovered, in the...
Charity/Tzedaka: Normal Donation
Charity at 10% After Taxes
You must give 10% of your net, after-tax income  or received...
Nida/Taharat HaMishpacha
Four Most Common Nida Questions
  What Makes a Woman a Nida  ...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Doubt (Safek)
Halachic Stringencies in Doubt
We are stringent in applying laws if we are uncertain about Torah...
Introduction to Agriculture
Introduction to Agriculture
All of the Jewish festival holidays had an agricultural element to them....
Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering)
Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering)
Food Nullification in Utensils: Torah-Law and Rabbinic Decree By...
Introduction to Kiddush Levana
Introduction to Kiddush Levana: Thanksgiving
Kiddush levana expresses our thanks to God for having made the moon,...
Introduction to Mourning
Introduction to Mourning
Who Is a Mourner A mourner is defined in halacha as someone...
Introduction to Omer
Introduction to Omer
Omer is counted for 49 days, from the second day of Passover to the...
Introduction to Shabbat: Cooking
Introduction to Shabbat: Cooking
Bishul B'Shabbat/Cooking on Shabbat The Torah forbids...
Introduction to Shabbat: Meals
Introduction to Shabbat: Meals
Three Shabbat Meals We are required to eat three Shabbat meals, as...
Introduction to Shmita
Introduction to Shmita
Every seventh year , fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes grown...
Introduction to Taste (Ta'am) Transfer
Introduction to Taste (Ta'am) Transfer
Gender/Kashrut Status Transfer Foods and kitchenware (pots, pans,...
Jewish Festivals: Business Ownership
Jewish Festivals: Business Ownership
A business whose sole or major owner is Jewish may not be operated on...
Kashrut: Modified Substances
Modified Non-Kosher
A non- kosher substance becomes kosher once it is modified and no...
Shabbat: Owning Business Operated on Shabbat
Owning a Business Operated on Shabbat
A business whose sole or major owner is Jewish may not be operated on...
Year of Mourning: Marrying
Remarrying after a Wife Dies
If a wife dies, the husband must wait for three Jewish festival...
Petter Rechem
Selling Mother Animal before Birth of Petter Rechem
Situation The first-born male baby of a female kosher domestic...
Shabbat: Candles: Blessing
Shabbat: Candles: How To Do Blessing: Women
Here is the order for blessing over the Shabbat candles by women:...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Shalom Bayit or Honoring One's Parents (Kibud Av Va'Eim)
The only type of laws that may sometimes be overridden to help with...

If you did not find what you were seeking, try searching via the glossary to find similar words (or spellings) or via the index for the categories ("halachot").

You may also send us a message by clicking here