MJL Staff


Articles by MJL Staff

What Is the Torah Portion?

How the Five Books of Moses are divided up into weekly portions.

Jewish Ritual Objects: A Guide

From challah covers to yahrzeit candles, what they are used for, how they look and where you can find them.

Partner Blogs

A guide to Jewish blog content on My Jewish Learning.

Guide to Jewish Holiday Prayers

What liturgy goes with which holiday, and where you can find it.

Shiva: What You Need to Know

Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.

Timeline of Jewish Mourning

Key Jewish milestones after the loss of a loved one

Hanukkah Gift Guide Roundup

Stumped for what to buy your loved ones? We've got ideas!

Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

When Passover and Easter Coincide

Resources for interfaith families on the "spring" dilemma.

Words to the Shema and Its Blessings

Text in English for the Shema and the three blessings that accompany it.