Pilegesh
Pilegesh (Hebrew: פילגש‎) is a Hebrew term for a concubine with similar social and legal standing to a recognized wife, often for the purpose of producing offspring.
The term pilegesh comes ...
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Interfaith marriage in Judaism
Interfaith marriage in Judaism (also called mixed marriage or intermarriage) was historically looked upon with very strong disfavour by Jewish leaders, and it remains a controversial issue amongst the...
Isha katlanit
Isha katlanit (Hebrew: אישה קטלנית‎, literally: "lethal/deadly woman") is a term used in halakha ("Jewish law") for a married woman who has become a widow twice. Such a woman, it is said, shoul...
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Halizah
Under the Biblical system of levirate marriage known as Yibbum, Halizah (or Chalitzah ; Hebrew: חליצה‎) is the process by which a widow and her husband's brother would avoid the duty to mar...
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Agunah
Agunah (Hebrew: עגונה‎, plural: agunot (עגונות); literally "anchored" or "chained") is a halachic term for a Jewish woman who is "chained" to her marriage. The classic case of this is a man who ...
Qahal
The Qahal/Kahal (Hebrew: קהל‎) was a theocratic organisational structure in ancient Israelite society, according to the Masoretic Text of the Bible. In later centuries, Qahal was the name of the...
Erusin
Erusin (אירוסין) is the Hebrew term for betrothal. In modern Hebrew, "erusin" means engagement, but this is not the historical meaning of the term, which is the first part of marriage (the second part...
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Association for the Protection of Mixed Families' Rights (AMF)
The Association for the Protection of Mixed Families Rights (AMF) was established in 1999 as a grassroots organization by members of interfaith families in order to help integrate and promote the righ...
Ketubah
A ketubah (Hebrew: כְּתוּבָּה ; "written thing"; pl. ketubot) is a special type of Jewish prenuptial agreement. It is considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage, and outline...
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Chuppah
A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה‎, pl. חוּפּוֹת, chuppot, literally, "canopy" or "covering"), also huppah, chipe, chupah, or chuppa, is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their Jewish w...
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Get (divorce document)
A get (/ɡɛt/; Hebrew: גט‎, plural gittin גיטין) is a divorce document in Jewish religious law, which must be presented by a husband to his wife to effect their divorce. The essential part of the...
Mitzvah tantz
Mitzvah tantz (lit. "mitzvah-dance". The word "mitzva" generally means "commandment" in both Hebrew and Yiddish, and the word "tantz" means "dance" in Yiddish. However, in this case, the word "mitzvah...
Sotah
Tractate Sotah (Hebrew: שוטה‎ / סוטה) deals with the ordeal of the bitter water—the woman suspected of adultery—as well as other rituals involving speech. In most editions this tractate is the s...
Akan people
The Akan /əˈkæn/ are a meta-ethnicity and Potou–Tano Kwa ethno-linguistic group residing on the Gulf of Guinea in the southern regions of the former Gold Coast region in what are today the republics o...
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Beth Din of America
The Beth Din of America is a Beth Din (Court of Jewish Law) which serves Jews throughout the United States of America.It was founded in 1960 and reconstituted in 1994. The focus of Beth Din of America...
Sheitel
Sheitel (Yiddish: שייטל, sheytl m.sg., שייטלעך, sheytlekh m.pl. or שייטלען, sheytlen m.pl.; Hebrew: פאה נוכרית‎) is the Yiddish word for a wig or half-wig worn by some Orthodox Jewish marri...
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Mamzer
A mamzer (Hebrew: ממזר‎) is a person born from certain forbidden relationships, or the descendant of such a person, in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish religious law. A mamzer is someone who is eithe...
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Forbidden relationships in Judaism
Forbidden relationships in Judaism (איסורי ביאה Isurey bi'ah) are those intimate relationships which are forbidden by prohibitions in the Torah and also by rabbinical injunctions. Some of these prohib...
Jewish prenuptial agreement
Jewish prenuptial agreements have been developed in recent times to keep the Jewish woman from becoming an agunah in cases where the husband refuses to grant her a get (Jewish bill of divorce). Witho...
Jewish wedding
A Jewish wedding is a wedding ceremony that follows Jewish law and traditions.While wedding ceremonies vary, common features of a Jewish wedding include a ketubah (marriage contract) which is signed b...
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Jewish views on marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved. (Deut. 24:1) Thou...
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Tzniut
The term tzniut (Hebrew: צניעות, tzniut, Sephardi pronunciation, tzeniut(h); Ashkenazi pronunciation, tznius, "modesty", or "privacy") is used within Judaism and has its greatest influence as a concep...
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Kallah
Yarchei Kallah (Hebrew: ירחי כלה) is the name of a teachers' convention that was held twice a year in Babylonian Academies, by the Jews then in captivity in Babylon, after the beginning of the amoraic...
Judaism and masturbation
The prohibition of extracting semen in vain (in Hebrew: איסור הוצאת זרע לבטלה) is a chazalic prohibition found in the midrash and talmud. The prohibition forbids a male from intentional wasteful spil...
Jewish views on contraception
The Jewish view on birth control currently varies between the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform branches of Judaism. Among Orthodox Judaism, use of birth control has been considered only acceptable fo...
Niddah
Niddah (or nidah; Hebrew: נִדָּה‎) is a Hebrew term describing a woman during menstruation, or a woman who has menstruated and not yet completed the associated requirement of immersion in a mikv...
Incest in the Bible
Incest in the Bible refers to sexual relations between certain close kinship relationships which are prohibited by the Hebrew Bible. These prohibitions are found predominantly in Leviticus 18:8-18 and...