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Many religions of the world suggest use of holy water - like for purifying something or for healing. In christianity the christians collect their holy water from river Jordan, in hinduism hindus collect holy water from the river Ganges. From where do Jews collect their holy water and for which purpose do they use it?

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I have started the college application process and this is the first time in my life where I feel like I need to be totally accurate entering my demographics. I am 100% Ashkenazi Jewish according to a DNA test but my family emigrated from Russia in the early 2000's and I look completely European. Should I put White or Middle Eastern on the application?

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For a groom, the word Chatan is used both for marriage and for Simchat Torah. The word for bride (marriage) in Hebrew is כַּלָּה Kallah However, the bride of the Torah is Kallat Torah. What is the Hebrew word for Kallat? Why is the word different for a female?