Weddings & Marriage
From chuppah to glass-breaking, here's what to expect at Jewish nuptials.
Commonly used words and phrases for "noshers" and "fressers."
Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.
In this Torah portion, God instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the red heifer. Miriam, who is the sister of Moses and Aaron, dies. Moses hits a rock to bring forth water rather than speaking to it. At the end of the portion, Aaron dies.
July 01, 2017
Numbers 19:1 - 22:1
Judges 11:1 - 11:33
The famed red heifer is a key part of a biblical purification process. But why do we need laws to create a system of purity and impurity in the first place?
Yiddish originated in Germany, but was eventually spoken by Jews all over Europe.
Beliefs & Practices
Whether you're dunking for conversion or for any other reason, here's what to expect at the ritual bath.
The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.
A smooth, pureed soup of beets garnished with mint and citrus.
This go-to chicken recipe, with a glossy and delicious sauce, is perfect for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat.
From fresh Israeli cuisine to classic brisket, this list covers it all.
How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?
How much do you know about Jewish weddings?
How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?
Gender & Sexuality
Jewish views on hot topics.
Questions and answers about the circumcision ceremony for Jewish baby boys.
Attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.