The Torah requires that we honor our parents. But does this imperative extend to a parent who has been physically or emotionally abusive?Read More
Life EventsNewborn Ceremonies
Brush up on the basics of newborn ceremonies, from circumcisions to ceremonies for girls.Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The coming-of-age ceremony for Jewish young adults.Weddings
The ceremony to join together two people in marriage.Conversion
Becoming a member of the tribe.Death and Mourning
Jewish traditions and rituals for grieving.
Life StagesWhat Makes a Home Jewish?
They are filled with ethnic and religious objects, and others imbued with special meaning.Looking For a Caregiver
Finding a caregiver for a parent, spouse, or child is a daunting task.Jewish Education
There is a growing sophistication and diversity in this field.Leaving for College
A ritual for sending young people off to college.Finding Each Other in Judaism
This book by Harold Schulweis offers meditations on Jewish rites of passage over a lifetime.
Life without amiable companionship was unthinkable to the sages of the Talmud.Parents & Children
A relationship that's commanded to be respectful.Spouses & Partners
Throughout Jewish history even into the modern era, marriage has been considered an essential experience of Jewish adulthood.Siblings
How has the Jewish tradition understood this unique set of relationships?On Living Far From Family
Who will watch the children when the grandparents live far away?
Sex & SexualityJewish Approaches
Jewish tradition looks favorably on sex and sexuality, given certain conditions.Homosexuality
What's the mdoern Jewish response to homosexuality?Premarital Sex
Judaism's attitude toward premarital sex is intriguing...Coming Out in an Orthodox Jewish High School
One student's very personal account of coming out as gay in his Jewish high school.Talking About Sex With Your Children
Procreative sex isn't that hard to explain. It's recreational sex that's the challenge.