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Why and how the ancient Cherem was applied
The word cherem has multiple, and sometimes contradictory, meanings in the Torah, including to ban, devote, consecrate, proscribe, excommunicate or exterminate. In our common parlance, it refers to the banning of a person through excommunication. A cherem...
The rabbinic endeavor of mining the text of Tanach (the Hebrew Bible) to extract nuggets of hidden wisdom from its subterranean layers.
The prohibition of eating the sciatic nerve.
Can anyone generate and use my likeness without my permission?
How can I make a cup of hot coffee on Shabbat, when cooking is forbidden?
Each verse starts with another letter of the Hebrew Alphabet--except for nun.
The respect we give to our human dead is akin to the respect we give to a destroyed Torah scroll.