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On Yom Kippur, we set aside the external trappings of what it means to be a human being and we return to the essence of who we are
My grandmother always told me not to walk around the house in just socks and no shoes. Is there anything to this or is it an old wives tale?
Question: What's the deal with wearing the shoes of a deceased person? I have heard that Jewish people do not wear them. Why? Answer: The Sefer Chassidim A halachic work, written in the 12th century by one of the great Baalei Tosafos (Talmudic commentator...
Interestingly, according to Jewish law and tradition, it is preferable that a person walk around with some separation between the foot and the ground. It was not so, however, when one was present in the Holy Temple in ancient Jerusalem . . .
I saw the craziest thing in the Code of Jewish Law. It tells you how to tie your shoes!
Shoes have always played a role in history and culture. What about Jews and shoes?
On why we wear only non-leather footwear on Yom Kippur.
Learn from the dress of our ancestors in Egypt the components of true Jewish freedom!
The rabbis determined that “affliction” means that we are to deny ourselves certain “luxuries.” Among them is wearing leather footwear.
From a distance I watch my youngest daughter wobbling clumsily on my highest heels, attempting to find her balance. She looks as though she might topple over at any moment
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