The preservation of human life takes precedence over all the other commandments in Judaism. When life is involved, all Sabbath laws may be suspended to safeguard the health of the individual.Read more
Shabbat & Holidays
The Jewish day of rest.
The traditional Shabbat evening rituals are best shared with family and friends.
Jewish holidays through 2015.
Including how to make a seder.
A hilarious video.
The Hebrew word for charity also means righteousness.
Talking badly about others is forbidden in Judaism.
Some contemporary issues.
Visiting the sick, comforting mourners, and other acts of kindness.
Repairing the world.
A brief how-to.
What's kosher, what's not.
Boundaries, rules, cravings, and keeping my kashrut fresh.
Bringing animal treatment, workers' conditions, and environmental issues to a kosher table.
Reform Jews have good reason to choose to observe some or all of the traditional dietary restrictions.
Prayer & Spirituality
Prayer enriches our lives in many different ways.
Fifty of the most frequent Hebrew words that appear in the siddur.
The structure and themes of Shabbat prayers.
Index of common berakhot.
Beyond services and synagogue, the challenge of living a prayerful life.