Modern Israel

The Kibbutz Movement

The proud and turbulent history of Israel's experiment in communal living.

Jewish Vacations: The Catskills

A mid-20th-century haven for Jews trying to get away from it all.

Tefilat Haderekh, The Traveler’s Prayer

A Jewish prayer that asks for a safe journey.

This Week's Torah Portion

Devarim

In this Torah portion, Moses recounts the Israelites’ episodes from their 40 years in the wilderness. Moses encourages the Israelites in their upcoming conquest of the land of Canaan.

FULL SUMMARY

Parashat Devarim

Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22

Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27

Is Moses Telling “Fake News”?

The line between “interpretation” and “alteration” isn’t always clear.

Videos @ MJL

The Tattoo Taboo in Judaism

Body ink is a no-no, but it won't bar you from Jewish life.

Who Was Anne Frank?

The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding

Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.

Recipes

11 Jewish Side Dishes for Your Summer BBQs

The most essential salads and side dishes for all summer cook-outs.

Schav

This flavorful cold soup was a favorite of the Jews of Eastern Europe.

The Best Jewish Cookbooks to Give as a Wedding Gift

From fresh Israeli cuisine to classic brisket, this list covers it all.

Quizzes

Tisha B’Av Quiz

How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

Weddings Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish weddings?

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

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