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My main proficiency is in Judaism, including details of the Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Jewish law and outlook.

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I am a Jewish American Rabbi living in Israel. My main proficiency is in Judaism, including details of Bible, Talmud, Jewish law and outlook.

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Creation

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In Judaism

What is the silver pointer called in a synagogue?

The pointer is called a Yad (hand). It's pointer finger helps show the spot where the Torah is being read, since we're not permitted to touch the parchment with our hands.
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In Shabbat

Which language is used in synagogue services?

The traditional prayers are in Hebrew, but in some synagogues they may be translated into the local language. There is one prayer, the Kaddish, which is in Aramaic.
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In Judaism

Does ''kosher'' mean blessed?

Kosher is anything that, under Jewish Law, is permitted. For food to be kosher, it must follow a strict set of rules governing what it contains, how it is stored, and ho (MORE)

What does Kosher mean?

In order to be kosher, food has to be prepared according to the kosher-laws (see Deuteronomy ch.14). These are explained in detail in the Talmud-volume of Chullin. * Meat must (MORE)

What does kosher mean in the Jewish food laws?

In order to be kosher, food has to be prepared according to the kosher-laws (see Deuteronomy ch.14). These are explained in detail in the Talmud-volume of Chullin. * Meat must (MORE)

Do kosher foods have to be blessed by a rabbi?

No. If a food item is not kosher (for example because it came from a non-kosher species, or was slaughtered improperly, or was found to be injured or internally deformed, or (MORE)