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Shomer Negiah: Shomer - one who keeps (observes), Negiah - [the laws of] touching.

According to the Top 10 ways you know you''re an Observant Jew attending a Secular College: Shomer Negiah does not include the hot guy/girl who lives on the same floor as you since he/she is not Jewish, or if they are, you don't intend to marry him/her.


Modern Orthodox Judaism is a philosophy that attempts to adapt Orthodox Judaism and interaction with the surrounding gentile, modern world. Modern Orthodoxy stresses that if guided by Jewish values, this interaction is in fact desirable and intellectually profitable. (Wikipedia)

Mazel Tough!

Breaking the Wine Glass: This act serves as an expression of sadness at the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, and identifies the couple with the spiritual and national destiny of the Jewish people.

Homosexual orientation is not a sin in Judaism, but homosexual acts are. Male-male sex is forbidden by the Torah. Lesbian sex is not prohibited by the Torah, but is generally considered prohibited as "licentiousness."

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews
Trembling Before G-d
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Congregation Beth Simchat Torah


Moyhel: lit. circumciser; rhymes with oil; a pious, observant Jew educated in the relevant Jewish law and in surgical techniques, who performs the ritual circumcision of an 8-day-old male Jewish child or of a convert to Judaism.

Bris: Bris Milah (circumcision) is a covenant between God and the Jewish people, representing our commitment to use our creative powers to reveal the light of creation that is hidden within Torah.

Nash Some Hamantashen

Hamentashen: three cornered cookies stuffed with jam, chocolate, or poppy seeds. They are supposed to resemble Haman's three cornered hat.

Purim: A holiday celebrating the rescue of the Jews from extermination at the hands of the chief minister to the King of Persia.

Saturday Driver

Conservative Judaism: One of the major movements of Judaism, accepting the binding nature of Jewish law but believing that the law can change.

Ask Moses: Can I drive on Shabbat if it is my only way to get to the synagogue?