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Temple — Center of Jewish worship and sacrifices in Jerusalem, built originally by King Solomon and ministered by Levites and Cohanim/Priests
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TEMPLE (Zeicher L'Churban)
Tearing (Kri'a) on Seeing Temple Ruins
You must tear four vertical inches at the neck of your shirt (and...
Introduction to Agriculture
Introduction to Agriculture
All of the Jewish festival holidays had an agricultural element to them....
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: ...
Introduction to Purim
Introduction to Purim
Purim commemorates the saving of the Jews in the Persian Empire from...
Introduction to Rosh Hashana
Introduction to Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the Jewish calendar year (there are...
Introduction to Shavuot
Introduction to Shavuot
Shavuot ( Yom HaBikurim in the Torah) celebrates and commemorates...
Introduction to Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim)
Introduction to Forbidden Mixtures/Kilayim
The limits of kilayim keep: Individual creations true to...
CHALLA SEPARATION
When To Separate Challa (Hafrashat Challa)
You must separate a small portion of dough for the cohanim/priests...
Wedding: Breaking the Glass
Break the Glass
A glass is broken in commemoration of the destruction of the Temple ....
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Almost all mitzvot may be enhanced by: Making them...
Introduction to Firsts (Reishit)
Introduction to Firsts (Reishit)
Jews thank God for His blessings by giving Him the “first” (...
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
(from http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-terumos.htm , used with...
Hallel: Saying Hallel Psalms
Hallel at Night at Passover Seder
There are many opinions as to why we read hallel at night:...
Introduction to Shmita
Introduction to Shmita
Every seventh year , fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes grown...
TEMPLE (Zeicher L'Churban)
Leaving Part of House Unfinished
It is no longer customary to leave part of a house unfinished (as a...
Introduction to Separating Challa
Introduction to Separating Challa
Although challa refers to the two loaves of bread (or matza ) over...
Kri'a: On What To Tear
What To Tear for Kri'a
When tearing kri’a , do not tear underwear, a coat or sweater...
Introduction to Prayers
Introduction to Prayers
Prayer brings us closer to God.  When we ask for things from God,...
Introduction to Omer
Introduction to Omer
Omer is counted for 49 days, from the second day of Passover to the...
Introduction to Passover
Introduction to Passover
Introduction to Passover:...
Making Challa
Six-Braid Challa for Shabbat
It is a non-binding custom to braid challa as a reminder of the 12...
Minyan: Amen: When 10 Men Includes Prayer Leader
Prayer Leader of 10 Men Should Wait
A prayer service leader for a group of only 10 men including himself...
Where To Pray: Distracting People/Mechitza
Room Divider/Mechitza: Purpose
Men and women should be separated during prayer services with a...
Introduction to Non-Jewish Prayer Places
Introduction to Non-Jewish Prayer Places
It is forbidden to enter into places of idol worship, such as a Buddhist...
Hoshanot
Hoshanot: Joining
Hoshanot  were done in the Temple in Jerusalem and the community...

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