MJL Staff


Articles by MJL Staff

How to Find Jewish Resources Near You

Directories for locating synagogues and other Jewish institutions in your area.

10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books

Looking for a Judaism 101 book to start your Jewish learning?

Can A Jew Get Body Piercings?

While most contemporary Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex when it comes to extensive piercings or piercing other body parts.

9 Jewish Things About Pomegranates

Why this ancient fruit is a Jewish symbol.

Terrorism in Israel: Questions and Answers

Palestinian attacks on civilians have been a feature of life in Israel since even before the country’s establishment.

What Is the Temple Mount?

Holy to both Jews and Muslims, this area in Jerusalem's Old City has been a focal point of inter-religious tension for decades.

Jews and the African Slave Trade

Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.

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.