Rabbis and cantors aren't the only options, and chemistry matters.
An introduction to bar/bat mitzvah and confirmation: history, customs and issues.
The process varies from movement to movement, but certain rituals are common to all of them.
Why is birth nestled between dietary restrictions and skin diseases?
Weddings & Marriage
A guide to finding the right document for your wedding
Gender & Sexuality
Jewish attitudes about non-heterosexual identities have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.
How to find an introductory Judaism class.
There are a variety of modern interpretations of this popular custom.
Women & Feminism
Why do men wear yarmulkes, and women don't?
Explaining this ancient song about a 'woman of valor'
From chuppah to glass-breaking, here's what to expect at Jewish nuptials.
Debates about the role of women in Jewish life.
The history, customs and issues of Jewish divorce.
Primer on marriage
What to expect and how to behave at a bar/bat mitzvah service.