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Commandments (Mitzvot)
What Is a Mitzva/What Is Halacha
A mitzva is a commandment.  A halacha is how to do the mitzva .
Melave Malka
Eating Melave Malka a Halacha
Eating something for the melava malka on Saturday night is a...
Omer: Counting
Halacha and Custom in Counting Omer
The only halacha of “counting the omer ” is to say the...
How To Pray: Actions: Bowing: When Required
Bowing: Halacha or Custom?
The places in the prayer services where we bow are required by halacha...
HaMapil
HaMapil and Shema: Halacha, Not Custom
Saying “ ha’mapil ” and shema before going to sleep...
The First Halachot
The First Halachot
The first commandment given to the Jewish people as a nation was about...
Attire: Shoes
Leather or Synthetic Shoes in Halacha
In Jewish law, only leather shoes are considered to be...
Set Prayers: Ma'ariv
Halachot of Ma'ariv Amida
See What To Pray: Set Prayers: Amida .  
Introduction to What Is Halacha
Introduction to What Is Halacha
“ Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.”...
Introduction to Shabbat
Goal of Creation
Shabbat was the goal of Creation. Just as God completed the...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh)
Human life is valued in Judaism, unlike in some other religions. The...
Intellectual Property/Copyright
Permission To Use PracticalHalacha.com
Although this website (Practical Halacha) may not be used for...
TORAH STUDY
Introduction to Torah Study
Studying Torah is a basic requirement for all Jews and such study is...
Introduction to Kosher/Kashrut
Introduction to Kosher/Kashrut
The human soul can achieve its goals when the body’s physical...
What Is Kosher?
What Is Kosher?
By Sara-Malka (Diane) Laderman Kosher (Hebrew for...
Sheimot: How To Dispose of
Sheimot: Disposal
These holy writings ( tashmishei kedusha ) may not be thrown directly...
Attire: Men: When To Cover Head
Attire: Man's Head Covering Indoors
It is customary for men to wear a head covering always, even...
Borei Pri HaAdama: Which Foods: General Rules
Borei Pri HaAdama: Which Foods: General Rules
Say borei pri ha'adama on: Common vegetables,...
Eating before Havdala
Eating/Drinking before Havdala
You should not eat or drink from sunset (or from the time you finish...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Follow National Law as Enforced
Follow national law as enforced. Halacha requires that national and...
Borei Minei Mezonot: General Rules
Introduction to Borei Minei Mezonot
Say the fore-blessing borei minei mezonot on non-bread foods if:...
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 Jewish Festivals: Food Preparation
Introduction to Jewish Festivals and Food Preparation
Food preparation forbidden on Jewish festivals includes these...
Introduction to Kashering
Introduction to Kashering
See Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering) .
Introduction to Mourning
Introduction to Mourning
Who Is a Mourner A mourner is defined in halacha as someone...
Introduction to Purim
Introduction to Purim
Purim commemorates the saving of the Jews in the Persian Empire from...
Introduction to Using God’s Name in Vain
Introduction to Using God's Name in Vain
You may use God's correct names and not the defective version...
Introduction to Weddings and Marriage
Introduction to Weddings and Marriage
The purpose of the  rabbi  at a wedding is to ensure...
Jewish Festivals: Acquisitions
Jewish Festivals: Acquisitions
You may not acquire items ( kinyan ) on Jewish festivals unless they...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Choosing a Rabbi
Shopping Around for Lenient Halachic Decision (Psak)
You may not generally ask different rabbis for their decisions of...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Unintentional Violation; Receive No Benefit (Psik Reisha...)
Psik reisha d'la nicha lei ( halacha whose violation you...
Women: Bowing
Women: Bowing
For women and bowing, see Bowing: Women .
Borei Pri HaAdama: Which Foods: Specialty Foods
Borei Pri HaAdama: Bread Croutons in Salad
For fore-blessing of bread croutons in salad, see Borei Pri HaAdama:...
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Foods
Fore-Blessing: Unbaked Dough
For the fore-blessing on cooked (but unbaked) dough, see Fore-Blessing:...
Wedding: Witnesses
Jewish Wedding: Witnesses: Four Pairs
A Jewish wedding requires four pairs of witnesses, but the same...
Year of Mourning: New Clothing
New Clothing during Year of Mourning for Parent
For wearing new clothes during the year of mourning for a parent, see...
Rosh Hashana: Prayers: Special Bowing
Rosh Hashana: Prayers: Special Bowing: Musaf
For special bowing during Rosh Hashana musaf, please see Waist-Bowing...
Women: Kaddish
Woman: Kaddish
See Kaddish: Who Should Say: Women .  
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Doubt (Safek)
Defining Doubt (Safek) in Halachic Decision
Doubt in halacha (safek ) refers to when it is impossible to know or...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Minimum Measurements
Introduction to After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Minimum Measurements
To say any after-blessing/ bracha achrona ( al ha’michya , al...
Tum'a: Books
Tum'a: Washing Hands and Books
You do not need to wash your hands before reading a book of...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Accidental or Intentional
The ideal and preferred means of observing or fulfilling a halacha is...
Shema: How To Say
Covering Eyes for First Line of Shema
Cover your eyes with either hand when saying the first line of shema ....
Wedding: Ketuba
Financial Responsibility of Husband
The husband, not the wife, has the responsibility of financially...
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): HaMotzi and Desserts
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): HaMotzi and Desserts
For details on HaMotzi and desserts, see Which Foods HaMotzi Covers .
HaMotzi: Washing Hands
HaMotzi: Washing Hands: Procedure
To wash for ha’motzi , use the One-Time Method , see How To...
Introduction to Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim)
Introduction to Forbidden Mixtures/Kilayim
The limits of kilayim keep: Individual creations true to...
Shema: How To Say
Kissing Tzitziyot in Shema
Kiss all four tzitziyot in a talit gadol when saying the shema ....
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
To fulfill the commandment of lulav and etrog , you must hold them...
Women: Minimum to Pray
Women: Minimum to Pray
The minimum amount of prayer that women and girls 12 years old and up...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): New Facts
Changes in a Halachic Decision Due to New Facts
A halachic determination may be voided or changed if factual...
HaMotzi: Lifting the Bread
HaMotzi: When To Lift the Bread
When saying ha’motzi , lift the bread when saying God’s...
When To Pray: Shacharit: L'Olam Yihei Adam
Shacharit: Might Return To Sleep and Miss Latest Time To Say Shema
SITUATION You wake up after daybreak, but you might go back to...
Attire: Men: Head Covering: Prayer
Wearing Hat for Prayer
For details on men’s wearing a head covering for prayer, see...
Yom Kippur: Prayers
Yom Kippur: Bowing for Musaf Alenu
For how to bow at Yom Kippur Musaf Alenu, see Waist-Bowing and...
Kashering: Tableware
Kashering: Tableware
See Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering) .
Shabbat: Torah at the Table
Torah at the Table
Saying some Torah at each meal- - anytime bread is eaten and at least...
Tzitzit: How To Wear
Tzitzit: Hanging Out
Wearing tzitzit hanging out of your clothes is a non-binding...
Kashering: Utensils
Kashering: Utensils
See Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering) .
Customs (Minhag): How They Become Halacha
Observance of Customs (Minhag)
Any custom that has been accepted by the entire Jewish world or an...
Passover: Kashering
Passover: Dishes and Pots
See Passover: Special Pots . For more details on kashering for...
Passover: Kashering
Passover: Kashering Pots and Utensils To Change from Milk to Meat (or vice versa)
You may make certain utensils kosher for Passover if they were...
Shabbat: Muktza in the Kitchen
Shabbat: Muktza: Moving an Empty Pot
Pots become muktza on Shabbat once the food in them is all gone. See...
Tzitzit: When To Wear
Tzitzit: At Which Age To Wear
Boys begin to wear tzitzit as follows:     ...
First Week of Marriage
Being Together
Neither the husband nor the wife should be alone for the first seven...
Havdala: Beverage
Drops of Havdala Wine above Eyes or in Pockets
Putting drops of havdala wine above your eyes or in your pockets is a...
Eating before Kiddush
Eating a Full Meal before Jewish Festival
See Appetite for Jewish Festival Dinner .
Havdala: Beverage
Havdala Beverage: Standing or Sitting
Sitting or standing while drinking wine from havdala (or kiddush) is...
Havdala: Beverage
Havdala: Who Drinks the Beverage
For men : No one should drink the havdala beverage except the person...
Havdala: Beverage
How To Fill the Havdala Cup
For havdala , pour at least a revi’it (4 fl. oz., or 119 ml)...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: How To Say
See the Tachanun Section in How To Pray in Synagogue .
Chanuka: Candles: How To Light
Chanuka Candles: Light Left to Right; Add Right to Left
Light Chanuka candles from left to right, as you face it, not as it...
Rosh Hashana: Challa Customs
Rosh Hashana: Challa Customs: Challa Dipped in Honey
Eating challa dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a universal...
Havdala: Spices (Besamim)
Havdala Spices Only on Saturday Night
The only havdala for which we use spices and candle is Saturday night....
Introduction to Firsts (Reishit)
Introduction to Firsts (Reishit)
Jews thank God for His blessings by giving Him the “first” (...
Shabbat: Selecting/Boreir
Introduction to Shabbat and Selecting/Boreir
Selecting Good from Bad and Bad from Good Boreir Principle #1 : You...
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich: Introduction to Tashlich
Tashlich is a universal custom with force of halacha . Don't feed...
Inheritance
Timing of Giving
Property may be given away in any manner and amounts desired during a...
Tzitzit: Kissing
Tzitzit: Kissing: Morning Shema
When saying morning shema , kiss the tzitzit when saying the words:...
Nida/Taharat HaMishpacha
Four Most Common Nida Questions
  What Makes a Woman a Nida  ...
Intellectual Property/Copyright
Recordings of Movies and Other Entertainment
You may loan a DVD or other recording of a movie or other entertainment...
Attire: Sleeping Covered
Sleeping Covered
A person should be covered with something when sleeping.  This may...
Shiv'a: Washing, Haircuts, Shaving
Washing, Haircuts, Shaving during Shiv'a
An avel may not wash, shave, or get a haircut during shiv’a...
Attire: Blessings/Torah/Prayer
Attire: Amida
See Attire for Amida .
Attire: Blessings/Torah/Prayer
Attire: Man's Head Covering for Prayers or Torah Study
Wearing a hat for prayer (for men) is formal wear that shows honor to...
Attire: Blessings/Torah/Prayer
Attire: Men's Prayer near Immodestly Dressed Woman
See Men's Prayer near Immodestly Dressed Woman .
Attire: Blessings/Torah/Prayer
Attire: Women's Prayer near Immodestly Dressed People
See Women's Prayer near Immodestly Dressed People .
Koreich: Eat the Sandwich
Koreich: How Much Maror To Eat
For koreich , use the same amount of maror as for the maror...
Attire: Blessings/Torah/Prayer
Praying in Bare Feet on Stone Floor
See Praying in Bare Feet on Stone Floor .
GOOD ADVICE
Throwing Out Bread
Bread should never be thrown into trash or garbage. If you have leftover...
HAIRCUTS/SHAVING
Cutting Boys' Hair at Age Three
Cutting boys’ hair at three years old is a custom (mainly...
Attire: Women: Tzni'ut
Attire: Women: Socks or Stockings
Women wearing skirts below their knees do not need to wear socks or...
Shmini Atzeret
Shmini Atzeret: Eating in Sukka
For whether to eat in your sukka on Shmini Atzeret , see Sukka:...
Attire: Married Women: Head Covering (Kisuy Rosh)
Attire: Married Women: Hair Covered during Prayer
A married woman is not required by halacha to have her hair covered...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Placing Talit on Head
Placing the talit gadol over your head while saying the talit...
Shabbat: Fans
Shabbat: Fans
See Shabbat: Moving a Fan .
Jewish Festivals: Grama
Jewish Festivals: Temperature Controls and Grama
On Jewish festivals , “ grama ” (indirect action) is...
MARI'T AYIN
Mari't Ayin General Rules
See Appearing To Not Uphold the Torah (Mar'it Ayin) .
MARI'T AYIN
Riding with Non-Jewish Driver on Shabbat
See Shabbat: Riding with Non-Jewish Driver .
Jewish Festivals: Laundry
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Laundry
You may not wash or hang up wet laundry on Jewish festivals (or...
Shabbat: Laundry
Introduction to Shabbat: Laundry
You may not wash or hang up wet laundry on Shabbat ( or Jewish...
Birkat HaMazon: How Much Food
Eating Enough Bread To Say Birkat HaMazon
Say birkat ha’mazon if you ate a “meal” as defined...
PRECEDENCE: RIGHT SIDE
When Right Side Takes Precedence
In general, the right side is given priority in our actions. This...
Blessings: Correcting a Mistaken Blessing
Correcting a Mistaken Blessing
If you make a mistake when saying any blessing or in any prayer, you may...
Blessings: How Many To Say
100 Blessings on Weekdays
Try to say 100 blessings a day.  This is easy on weekdays since...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: Standing Up to Honor God
Stand up a little to honor God when you say God’s name in the...
Bringing Food to Shiv'a House
Bringing Food to Shiv'a House
Bringing food to a shiv’a house is a non-binding custom, not a...
Blessing the Children/Birkat HaBanim
Blessing the Children: How To Bless: From Afar
Parents may bless their children by telephone if not nearby. This is a...
Blessing the Children/Birkat HaBanim
Blessing the Children: When To Bless
Bless children on: Friday night, Saturday night (this...
Blessings: Storms
Blessings: Lightning
Start saying the blessing oseh ma’aseh v’reishit within...
Blessings: Storms
Blessings: Thunder
Say the blessing she’kocho u’gvurato malei olam...
Being an Onen
Onen Traveling with Body
An onen who accompanies a body to a foreign country for burial may...
Dressing
Egg and Wine for Face of Dead Person
Some people have the custom of putting egg and wine on the face of a...
Positioning
Feet First
The body is removed from the building feet first. (This is a non-binding...
How To Treat Graves
Graves: Visiting
There is not any mitzva or halacha to visit graves of any person,...
How To Prepare Food in a Non-Kosher Kitchen
How to Prepare Food in a Non-Kosher Kitchen
BAKING IN NON-KOSHER OVEN An oven that has not been used...
Yarhzeit: Candle: Day of Yahrzeit
Yahrzeit: Candle: Day of Yahrzeit
Lighting a yahrzeit candle on the yahrzeit of a parent is a...
Introduction to Prayers
Introduction to Prayers
Prayer brings us closer to God.  When we ask for things from God,...
Burial: Leaving
"Three-Times" Hand Washing
After leaving the cemetery, wash hands using the Three-Times Method...
Burial: Leaving
Stepping on Graves
For rules on how to treat graves, see Graves: Stepping on .
Jewish Festivals: Kiddush: Borei Pri HaGafen after Drinking Kiddush Wine
Jewish Festivals: Kiddush: Borei Pri HaGafen after Drinking Kiddush Wine and Hesech Da'at
If you said or heard the blessing borei pri ha’gafen , finished...
Jewish Festivals: Leaving the World of Work
Sole or Majority Business Ownership on Jewish Festivals
For sole or majority ownership of a business on Jewish festivals ,...
Jewish Festivals: Eating Before
Eating before Hearing Jewish Festival Evening Kiddush
See Eating from Start of Jewish Festival until Kiddush .  
Shiv'a: Furnishings
Shiv'a: Furnishings: Mirrors
Cover all mirrors after the funeral in the house of mourning (...
Jewish Festivals: When Women Start
Jewish Festivals: When Women Start: Candle-Lighting or Sunset
As for Shabbat , Jewish festivals start for women when they light...
Yahrzeit: Fasting
Fasting on Yahrzeit of Parents
It is a good custom (but not halacha ) to fast on the yahrzeit of...
Kaddish: Who Should Say
Kaddish: Who Should Say: Sons Six and Above
All sons age 6 and above are required to say kaddish for a dead parent....
Jewish Festivals: Candles: Where To Light
Jewish Festivals: Candles: Dinner Location
As on Shabbat , light Jewish festival candles wherever you will eat...
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Havdala: What To Use
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Havdala: Filling the Cup
You must pour at least 4 fl. oz. (119 ml--a revi’it ) of wine or...
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Havdala: What To Use
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Havdala: Who Drinks the Beverage
For men: No one should drink the havdala beverage except the...
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Havdala: Standing or Sitting
Havdala Standing or Sitting
Sitting or standing while drinking havdala (or kiddush) beverage is...
Jewish Festivals: Candles: How Many To Light
Jewish Festivals: Candles: How Many To Light when Eating Elsewhere
A wife lighting Jewish festival candles in a place other than her...
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Meals
Introduction to Jewish Festival "Eating a Meal" Requirements
We are required to eat two meals on Jewish festivals , each preceded...
Jewish Festival: International Dateline
Jewish Festival: Dateline Considerations
If unsure which day to start the Jewish festival because you are...
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Jewish Festivals: Kiddush: Standing or Sitting
Kiddush Standing or Sitting
Standing or sitting while drinking wine or other beverage for kiddush...
Seder: Practices: Halachot
Leaning to the Left
Every male (13 years old and above) at the seder is required by...
Women: Attire
Women's Dress Code
For women’s dress code, see individual listings under ATTIRE:...
Jewish Festivals: Two Loaves (Lechem Mishneh): How To Wash and Bless
How To Wash for HaMotzi
To view all halachot related to washing for ha'motzi, see HaMotzi:...
Jewish Festivals: Two Loaves: (Lechem Mishneh): What HaMotzi Covers
What HaMotzi Covers
See Which Foods HaMotzi Covers .
Women: Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh)
Women: Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh): Driving to Hospital To Give Birth
See Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh) .
Women: Shabbat
Women: How To Bless over Shabbat Candles
For questions about the Shabbat candle lighting blessing, see Shabbat:...
Women: Shabbat
Women: Minimum Prayer before Saying Shabbat Kiddush
For women’s minimum obligation to pray before saying Shabbat...
Women: Shabbat
Women: When Shabbat Starts for Women
For when Shabbat starts for women, see Women Start Shabbat:...
Women: Shaving
Women: Shaving
For women and shaving, see Women and Razor Blades When Haircuts...
Jewish Festivals: Daytime Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Daytime Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival daytime kiddush...
Women: Sofer
Women: Sofer
For Women and Sofer , see Sofer: Woman .
Women: Standing for Elderly
Women: Standing for Elderly
For women and standing for the elderly, see Standing for the Elderly .
Sheimot: What Are Sheimot
Sheimot: Definition
Sheimot/sheimos are written items with: God’s name in...
Sheimot: What Are Sheimot
Sheimot: Illegible
If a normal person is not able to read your handwriting, then even if...
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Before Havdala
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Before Havdala: Baruch HaMavdil
Say baruch ha’mavdil bein kodesh l’chol (without saying...
Women: Witnesses
Women: Witnesses
For women and witnesses, see Witnesses: Women in Jewish Courts .
Holy Books: Definition
Holy Books: Definition
A Jewish holy book is any book that contains: God’s...
Mezuza: Parts
Mezuza: Covers
Mezuzot are not required by halacha to have covers ( sheitels )....
Mezuza: Kissing
Mezuza: Kissing: Custom
Kissing a mezuza (and tefilin) is not halacha but rather a custom...
Taste (Ta'am) Transfer: Spicy/Charif: Pressure
Taste (Ta'am) Transfer: Spicy/Charif: Sitting in Container
Cold, spicy/ charif, solid food (with no liquid) does not transfer...
Tefilin: Storing
Tefilin: Storing: How To Put Away
Put tefilin into its bag so that the knot on the arm tefila (...
Tefilin: Kissing
Tefilin: Kissing
Kissing tefilin is not halacha but rather a custom to show our love...
Finishing Amida before Kedusha
Finishing Amida before Leader Says Kedusha
If you arrive late for any minyan (except ma'ariv ) that is about...
Amida: Location: Changing
Amida: Location: Moving Away
You may not move from where you began saying the amida until you...
Amida: Location: Where To Face
Where To Face for Wisdom or Wealth
When praying: To gain wisdom, face slightly south. To...
Torah Reading: The Bima
Shortest Route to Bima
When you go up to the Torah , take the shortest route to the bima ....
Torah Reading: Aliya Donation
Donation after Aliya
If you receive an aliya to the Torah on Shabbat and Jewish...
Shabbat: How To Reheat
Heating Frozen Food
Frozen food is considered “dry” (unless it has ice crystals...
Lake as Mikva
Lakes or Ponds as Mikva
A lake or pond may be a  kosher mikva  if it is: Fed...
Peaceful Ways (Darchei Shalom)
Peaceful Ways (Darchei Shalom)
Darchei shalom is behaving in a manner that engenders harmony and...
Peace in the Home (Shalom Bayit)
Introduction to Shalom Bayit
Shalom bayit  is a family at peace, as one unit. When leniencies...
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days The purpose of Jewish fast days is to...
First Nine Days of Av
Nine Days: Swimming
For laws on swimming during the Nine Days , see Three Weeks: Swimming .
Holy Books: Stacking Order
Holy Books: Carrying Order
When carrying holy books, you may put a Torah or Talmud below other...
Holy Books: Disposal
Holy Books: Disposal
For holy book disposal, see Sheimot: Disposal .
Pre-Prayer: Attire
Man's Head Covering for Prayers or Torah Study
See Attire: Man’s Head Covering for Prayers or Torah Study .
Tefilin: Replacing
Tefilin: Replacing: Tefilin You Took Off by Choice
If you take off your tefilin without being required to do so and with...
Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering)
Introduction to Food Nullification: Utensils (Kashering)
Food Nullification in Utensils: Torah-Law and Rabbinic Decree By...
Introduction to Honoring Parents
Introduction to Honoring Parents
Honoring your father and mother—the fifth of the Ten Commandments...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spills and Opposite Gender Utensil
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spills: Food onto Opposite Gender Utensil: Flow Chart
WERE BOTH FOOD AND UTENSIL LESS THAN 120° F ? YES What...
Set Prayers: Ma'ariv
When To Say Ma'ariv Psalm 27
Say Psalm 27 after alenu during Elul and most of Tishrei ....
Kashrut: Cheese
Kashrut: Cheese: Jew at Time of Rennet
Cheese/ Gvinas Akum   Gvinas akum is cheese which has...
Introduction to Kashrut: Plants: Bugs
Why Bugs May Not Be Eaten
Bugs are not kosher and may not be eaten for two main reasons:...
Kashrut: Plants: Bugs: Which Foods To Check
Difficult-To-Check Vegetables
Eating closed vegetables from which bugs won’t be washed out, such...
How To Pray: Actions: Stepping
How To Pray: Actions: Stepping
See Amida Actions: Stepping Before Kedusha .  
What To Pray: Praying for Sick Person
Yehi Ratzon of Refa'einu for a Sick Person
To pray for a sick person, say the yehi ratzon inserted into the...
Shabbat: Kiddush: Requirements
Shabbat: Kiddush: Requirements
To do Shabbat kiddush, Say, or hear, the Shabbat kiddush...
Shabbat: Eating Before
Eating before Hearing Shabbat Evening Kiddush
See Eating from Start of Shabbat until Kiddush .  
Women: Birkat HaMazon
Women: Mezuman
For women’s mezuman, see Birkat HaMazon: Women's Mezuman...
Women: Birkat HaMazon
Women: Repeating Birkat HaMazon
For women and repeating birkat ha’mazon , see Birkat HaMazon:...
Women: HaGomel
Women: HaGomel
For women and ha’gomel blessing, see Women and HaGomel .
Women: Kaddish
Women: Kaddish
For women and kaddish , see Kaddish: Who Should Say: Women ....
Women: Kiddush Levana
Women: Kiddush Levana
For women and kiddush levana , see Kiddush Levana: Women ....
Women: SheHecheyanu
SheHecheyanu by Women
 For items over which especially women say she’hecheyanu,...
Shabbat: Two Loaves (Lechem Mishneh): How To Cover
How To Cover the Challot
See How To Cover the Challot .
Women: Passover
Women: Drinking Wine at Seder
For women and drinking wine at seder , see Everyone Must Drink at Seder .
Women: Passover
Women: Leaning at Seder
For women and leaning at the seder , see Leaning to the Left .
Women: Rosh Hashana
Women: Blowing Shofar
For women and blowing shofar , see  Woman Blowing Shofar .
Women: Rosh Hashana
Women: Hearing Shofar
For women and hearing shofar , see Rosh Hashana: How Many Shofar...
Women: Sukkot
Women: Lulav
For Women and Lulav , see Lulav: Who Should Bless: Women .
Women: Sukkot
Women: Sukka
For Women and Sukka, see Women: Eating Outside the Sukka .  
Women: Chol HaMoed
Women: Cutting Nails on Chol HaMoed
For women and cutting nails on chol ha’moed , see Chol HaMoed:...
Shabbat: Dinner: Eating before Kiddush
Eating a Full Meal before Shabbat
See Appetite for Shabbat Dinner .
Shabbat: Dinner: How To Do Kiddush
How To Do Shabbat Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Shabbat evening kiddush :...
Shabbat: Dinner: How To Do Kiddush
What To Drink for Shabbat Dinner Kiddush
Wine (or grape juice) is the only drink permissible for Friday evening...
Women: Kri'a
Women: Kri'a
For women and kri’a , see Women and Kri’a .
Women: Public Consolation (Nichum Aveilim)
Women: Public Consolation (Nichum Aveilim)
For women and public consolation ( nichum aveilim ), see Women and...
Women: Shoveling
Women: Shoveling
For women and shoveling at the funeral, see Who Shovels .
Women: Shrouds
Women: Shrouds
For women and shrouds, see Shrouds, Hat, Robe .  
What To Teach Girls
What To Teach Girls
Girls should be taught all halachot relevant to girls and women,...
Women: What To Study
Minimum Torah Study for Women
For women and minimum requirements for Torah study, see Introduction...
Women: What To Study
Women: Torah or Tehillim
 If a woman can either study Torah or say Tehilim (Psalms;...
Jewish Education: Gil Chinuch
What Is Gil Chinuch
Age of Jewish education ( gil chinuch ) is when a child is old enough...
Introduction to Shabbat: Cooking
Introduction to Shabbat: Cooking
Bishul B'Shabbat/Cooking on Shabbat The Torah forbids...
Shabbat: Mixing Hot and Raw Foods
Shabbat: Mixing Hot and Pickled Foods
Pickles, sauerkraut, olives, and other pickled foods are considered...
Introduction to Toveling: Utensils
Introduction to Toveling: Utensils
Tevila is the Hebrew word for immersion.  You must tovel...
Women: Starting Jewish Festivals
Women: Starting Jewish Festivals
For when women start Jewish festivals , or more on women’s...
Women: Jewish Festival Kiddush
Women: Minimum Prayer before Jewish Festival Kiddush
For women and minimum prayer before eating prior to Jewish festival...
Women: Chanuka
Women: Chanuka
For women and obligation to light Chanuka candles, see: Chanuka:...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments/Mitzvot: Obligations
In addition to prayer obligations (see Women: Minimal Prayer ), women...
Birkat HaMazon: Knives on Table
Birkat HaMazon: Covering Knife on Weekdays
Cover or remove a sharp knife from the table on weekdays before saying...
Birkat HaMazon: Bread on Table
Birkat HaMazon: Replacing Bread
Place the bread back onto the table before saying birkat...
Fore-Blessing: Fried Bread Batter
Fore-Blessing: French Toast
See Bread/Mezonot: Mixtures with Other Foods .
Eruv: Porches, Awnings
Porches and Awnings as Eruv
In general, porches and awnings on the outside of a house will not...
Jewish Festival Checklist
Preparing for Jewish Festivals
Here are some suggestions (they are NOT halachot !) of what to prepare...
Shabbat: Preparation Checklist
Preparing For Shabbat
Here are some suggestions (these are NOT halachot !) of what to prepare...
Women: Jewish Festival Havdala
Women: Jewish Festival Havdala
For women and saying/hearing Jewish festival havdala , see Baruch...

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