MJL Staff


Articles by MJL Staff

What Is Sinat Chinam, or Baseless Hatred?

For Tisha B'Av, a look at the common explanation for the Temple's demise.

Shavuot 2018

What you need to know about this holiday, which starts at sundown May 19.

Passover 2018

The first seder is on Friday, March 30.

Purim 2018

From hamantaschen to the Megillah, what you need to know about this holiday that falls on March 1.

A Timeline of the Holocaust

From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.

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.

Tisha B’Av 2017

Tisha B'Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Monday, July 31, and continues until the evening of August 1.

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.