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Mun (mahn) — lit., What; miraculous white layer of food that God sent every day to feed the Israelites in the desert for nearly 40 years
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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...
Pre-Prayer: Attire
Man's Head Covering for Prayers or Torah Study
See Attire: Man’s Head Covering for Prayers or Torah Study .
Attire: Men: When To Cover Head
Attire: Man's Head Covering Indoors
It is customary for men to wear a head covering always, even...
Attire: Men: With What To Cover Head
Mesh Man's Head Covering
Wearing a mesh head covering ( kipa) is OK if the threads cover more...
Attire: Men: With What To Cover Head
Size of Man's Head Covering
Minimum head covering ( kipa) size should be large enough to be...
Attire: Men: With What To Cover Head
Sleeve/Hand as Man's Head Covering
You may use your sleeve or someone else’s hand (but not your own...
Jewish Festivals: Kiddush: Who May Make
Jewish Man or Woman Making Kiddush
Any adult Jew, male or female, may say kiddush for him/herself and, as...
Shabbat: Kiddush: Who May Make
Jewish Man or Woman Making Kiddush
As on Jewish festivals , any adult Jew, male or female, may say...
Introduction to Eruvs
Introduction to Eruvs
An eruv forms a boundary around an area of land in order to create a...
Introduction to What Is Halacha
Introduction to What Is Halacha
“ Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.”...
Passover: Searching for Chametz (Bedikat Chametz)
Passover Chametz Search: Who May Search
One member of each house must search for any chametz ( bedikat...
Introduction to Havdala
Introduction to Havdala
Havdala is said after Shabbat , Jewish festivals , Rosh Hashana...
Attire: Men: Head Covering: Prayer
Wearing Hat for Prayer
For details on men’s wearing a head covering for prayer, see...
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom: General Rules Charity: Family First...
Shabbat: Candles: Blessing
Shabbat: Candles: How To Do Blessing: Men
Here is the order for blessing over the Shabbat candles by men:...
Shabbat: Candles: Blessing
Shabbat: Candles: Lighting with Wrong Blessing
If you said the blessing for Jewish festival candles instead of for...
Sheva Brachot
Sheva Brachot: What To Eat in order To Bless
A man saying any of the seven blessings does not need to have eaten...
Havdala: Who Should Make/Hear
Who May Make Havdala
Any Jew, male (13 years old or more) or female (12 years old or more),...
Chanuka: Candles: How To Light
Chanuka: Candles: Lighting on Friday
On Friday of Chanuka , light Shabbat candles after Chanuka candles;...
Introduction to Firsts (Reishit)
Introduction to Firsts (Reishit)
Jews thank God for His blessings by giving Him the “first” (...
Nida/Taharat HaMishpacha
Four Most Common Nida Questions
  What Makes a Woman a Nida  ...
Divorce
Receiving the Ketuba
At a Jewish divorce, the ketuba is given back to the man or destroyed...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Married Men
Once a man has been married, he must wear a talit when saying...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing Once Married
Once a man is married and wears a talit gadol , he stops saying the...
Yichud
When Yichud Applies
The general rule for yichud is that a man and a woman who is not his...
Brit Mila: Sandak
Brit Mila: Choice of Sandak
Choose the greatest Jewish scholar ( talmid chacham ) in your town or...
Attire: Women's/Men's (Begged Ish)
Attire: Women Wearing Men's Clothes
           A woman...
WALKING BETWEEN PEOPLE
Walking between Standing People
It is not recommended for a man to walk between two standing women or...
Kri'a: How To Tear
How To Tear Kri'a
If you are in mourning for a parent, whether you are a man or woman,...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Kaddish: Who Should Say
Kaddish: Who Should Say: Women
Women are not required to say kaddish, and it is not customary for...
Jewish Festivals: Two Loaves (Lechem Mishneh): How To Cover
White Challa Cover Above and Below
As on Shabbat, on  Jewish festivals  you should place a...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Materials
Non- Kli You may not use a kli for sukka schach...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: Husband and Wife
A man’s wife does not own the lulav with him (and a wife’s...
Contact (Negia)
Non-Intimate Contact between Men and Women
Non-intimate contact is permissible between men and women--even if the...
Where To Pray: Distracting Attire
Men's Prayer near Immodestly Dressed Woman
A man may not pray within visible distance of an immodestly dressed...
VaYechulu
Saying VaYechulu with Others
Friday night, it is a nice custom for men to say va’yechulu with...
Shabbat: Setting the Table
How To Cover the Challot
On Shabbat (and Jewish festivals ), you should place a white cover...
Shabbat: Two Loaves (Lechem Mishneh): Why Two Loaves
Shabbat: Two Loaves: Double Portion
The two loaves of bread on Shabbat reminds us of the double portion of...
Introduction: Shabbat: Muktza
Muktza by Hand
Muktza (“set aside” in one’s mind) is an item that...

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