The preservation of human life takes precedence over all the other commandments in Judaism. When life is involved, all Sabbath laws may be suspended to safeguard the health of the individual.Read More
Shabbat & HolidaysShabbat 101
The Jewish day of rest.Friday Night
The traditional Shabbat evening rituals are best shared with family and friends.Five-Year Calendar
Jewish holidays through 2015.Celebrating Passover
Including how to make a seder.How to Light Hanukkah Candles
A hilarious video.
Keeping KosherKeeping Kosher
A brief how-to.Kosher Food
What's kosher, what's not.A Personal Perspective
Boundaries, rules, cravings, and keeping my kashrut fresh.Ethical Kashrut
Bringing animal treatment, workers' conditions, and environmental issues to a kosher table.Not All or Nothing
Reform Jews have good reason to choose to observe some or all of the traditional dietary restrictions.
Prayer & SpiritualityWhy Pray?
Prayer enriches our lives in many different ways.Common Prayer Words
Fifty of the most frequent Hebrew words that appear in the siddur.Shabbat Liturgy
The structure and themes of Shabbat prayers.Blessings
Index of common berakhot.Prayer as a Way of Being
Beyond services and synagogue, the challenge of living a prayerful life.