As many as 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews are estimated to be carriers for one of about 19 genetic diseases.
Bad news, unfortunately, travels fast. It can be helpful to know in advance what to do when attending a Jewish funeral.
Beliefs & Practices
The Jewish position on abortion is nuanced, neither condoning it nor categorically prohibiting it.
Taking one's life is officially a violation of Jewish law, but many contemporary rabbis recognize that most suicides result from struggles with mental illness.
Health & Wellness
How to find out if you are a carrier for a Jewish genetic disease
Gender & Sexuality
Judaism has an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward sex.
What you need to know about screening, risks and ethical concerns.
Once taboo, "marrying out" is now commonplace and — outside Orthodoxy — widely accepted.
While some Jewish clergy perform intermarriages, not all do.
Weddings & Marriage
My Jewish Learning's official wedding gift guide
Tips for picking the right present for this Jewish rite of passage.
Women & Feminism
What the Bible, Talmud and other classic texts say about women and their roles.