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Family Purity:  The system of laws which govern Jewish marital life.  [45 related articles] Torah, The » Mitzvah; Mitzvot » Family Purity
Farbreng:  (Yiddish) to gather in the chassidic spirit 
Farbrengen, The:  (Yiddish) (a) an assemblage addressed by a Rebbe; (b) an informal gathering of chassidim characterized by singing and inspiring talk  [36 related articles] Torah, The » Kabbalah & Chassidism; Mysticism » Chassidism » Farbrengen, The
Fast of Esther:  fast observed on the thirteenth of Adar in commemoration of Queen Esther’s fast at the time of the miracle of Purim  [30 related articles] Calendar, The Jewish » Purim » Fast of Esther
Fast of Gedaliah:  fast on the third of Tishrei, commemorating the assassination of Gedaliah ben Achikam, governor of the First Jewish Commonwealth in the Holy Land; after this assassination, Jewish autonomy came to an end  [7 related articles] Calendar, The Jewish » Fast of Gedaliah
First Lubavitcher Rebbe:  Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, 1745-1812, founder and first Rebbe of the Chabad branch of chassidism, known also as “the Rav,” and as Baal HaTanya; lived in Li'ozna and Liadi, White Russia; author of Tanya, a classic text of the chassidic tradition, and Shulchan Aruch HaRav, a code of Jewish law.  [177 related articles] People & Events » People » Chassidic Personalities » Chabad Personalities » Chabad Rebbes » First Lubavitcher Rebbe
Five Books of Moses, The:  The first five books of the Tanach, dictated by G-d and transcribed by Moses during the Israelites’ journey through the desert. These books – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy – chronicle events from Creation until Moses' passing and contain the 613 mitzvot[3 related articles] Torah, The » Tanach » Five Books of Moses, The
Fleishik:  (Yiddish, lit. "of meat"); pertaining to meat or poultry; a category of the kashrut laws 
Formation, The World of:  (Kabbalistic term; lit. “formation”); the third of the four spiritual worlds, the realm of spiritual existence in which the limited nature of the created beings takes on form and definition; the abode of the lower classes of angelic beings and of the souls of ordinary Jews  [26 related articles] Torah, The » Kabbalah & Chassidism; Mysticism » Kabbalah » Kabbalistic Concepts & Terms » Four Worlds, The » Formation, The World of
Four Elements:  The four basic elements of creation: fire, wind, water, earth.  [34 related articles] Physical World, The » Four Elements
Four Exiles:  The Midrash speaks of four exiles in advance of Mashiach's arrival and the Final Redemption: Babylonian, Median, Greek, and Roman.  [2 related articles] People & Events » History » Galut (Exile) » Four Exiles
Four Guardians, The:  A "shomer," or guardian, is someone responsible for an object belonging to another. The Torah describes four types of guardians, each with a varying degree of responsibility: 1) the unpaid guardian, 2) the paid guardian, 3) the borrower, and 4) the renter.  [7 related articles] Torah, The » Halachah (Torah law) » Halachic Concepts & Issues » Four Guardians, The
Four Kinds, The:  the lulav, etrog, hadassim and aravot over which a blessing is recited on each of the days of Sukkot  [90 related articles] Calendar, The Jewish » Sukkot » Four Kinds, The
Four Kingdoms:  Inanimate, vegetation, animal kingdom, and human life.  [44 related articles] Physical World, The » Four Kingdoms
Four Prototypes of Damages, The:  There are four categories of damages in Torah law: 1) "The animal" – damage caused by one's possessions; 2) "The pit" – damage caused by negligence; 3) "The man" – damage caused by direct action; 4) "The fire": damage caused by failure to control potentially destructive forces.  [1 related article] Torah, The » Halachah (Torah law) » Halachic Concepts & Issues » Four Prototypes of Damages, The
Four Worlds, The:  the main stages in the creative process resulting from the progressive self-screening of the Divine light known as tzimtzum; in descending order: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, often referred to by their acronym Abiya  [112 related articles] Torah, The » Kabbalah & Chassidism; Mysticism » Kabbalah » Kabbalistic Concepts & Terms » Four Worlds, The
Freedom of Choice:  Free choice. The principle according to which every individual is empowered to make unconstrained moral decisions and hence be held accountable for his or her conduct, be it good or evil.  [134 related articles] G-d and Man » Freedom of Choice
Frum:  (Yiddish) (a) devout; (b) one who is fully observant of the Torah laws.  [16 related articles] Human Being, The » Peoples, Nationalities & Cultures » Religions & other 'Ism's » Judaism » Frum
Futerfas, Reb Mendel:  1906-1995; a Chabad spiritual mentor of the twentieth century  [11 related articles] People & Events » People » Chassidic Personalities » Chabad Personalities » Chabad Chassidim » Futerfas, Reb Mendel

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