How Does Jewish Matchmaking Work?
Finding a partner through a matchmaker (shadchan) is traditional in some Jewish communities.
Tahara, Preparing the Body for Burial
A Jewish ritual cleansing of the deceased fulfills the verse from Ecclesiastes 5:14, "As we come forth, so we shall return."
What Happens on Shavuot?
Rituals for the holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah.
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Bonds of Indebtedness and Shame
The scriptural readings of Shavuot force us to consider the emotional and spiritual dimensions of indebtedness.
Revelation at Sinai
The giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai is among the most significant events in Jewish tradition.
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In this Torah portion, God describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites. The laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the nazirite are given. God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing. The heads of tribes bring gifts to the Tabernacle.
Parashat Nasso: Getting the Message
Two linguistic features of this Torah portion remind us of the need to speak carefully even when our message is true.
Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix
Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all its Jews are the same.
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Crisp on the outside with a buttery, flaky dough and fruity cheesecake filling.
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