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How to Find Someone to Officiate at Your Jewish Wedding

Rabbis and cantors aren't the only options, and chemistry matters.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Bar and Bat Mitzvah 101

An overview of this Jewish rite of passage for 12- and 13-year-olds.

Conversion

How to Convert to Judaism

The process varies from movement to movement, but certain rituals are common to all of them.

How to Choose a Ketubah, or Jewish Marriage Contract

A guide to finding the right document for your wedding

Judaism and LGBTQ Issues: An Overview

Attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.

Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding

There are a variety of modern interpretations of this popular custom.

Ask the Expert: Can Women Wear Kippot?

Why do men wear yarmulkes, and women don't?

How To Read Eshet Hayil

Explaining this ancient song about a 'woman of valor'

Being a Guest at a Jewish Wedding: A Guide

From chuppah to glass-breaking, here's what to expect at Jewish nuptials.

Jewish Gender and Feminism 101

Debates about the role of women in Jewish life.

Jewish Divorce 101

An overview of how marriages are traditionally dissolved.

Jewish Weddings 101

The traditions, rituals and liturgy for Jewish weddings.

What a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guest Needs to Know

What to expect and how to behave at a bar/bat mitzvah service.