Browsing: oral law

Jewish fast days, known as a “ta’ana,” play a significant role in the Jewish calendar, serving as occasions for reflection, repentance, and spiritual introspection, each with…

In Parashat Shoftim, which is found in the Book of Deuteronomy (Devarim), we delve into a range of laws and principles that pertain to creating a…

In Parashat Re’eh, nestled within the Book of Deuteronomy, teaches the relationship between the Israelites, their choices, and their Divine destiny. This portion emphasizes the concepts…

Parashat Eikev, found within the Book of Deuteronomy, offers profound insights that underscore the importance of gratitude, obedience, and the recognition of God’s unwavering providence. By…

Challah, a now typically braided bread eaten for Shabbat and holidays, is one of the most recognizable Jewish symbols out there. While many people can recognize…

Rabbinic law refers to the body of legal rulings, interpretations, and enactments that were formulated by the rabbis throughout history, though even the use of ‘rabbi’…

The tradition of Jewish men wearing beards is rooted in a combination of religious and cultural factors. One of the primary reasons is the interpretation of…