Shabbat

Zemirot, or Shabbat Table Songs

Learn the most popular songs associated with the day of rest.

Rav Kook & Vegetarianism

This major 20th-century Jewish thinker saw vegetarianism as the biblical ideal to which humankind should work to return.

Rosh Hashanah 2018

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 9 and ends at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Next Torah Portion

Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses reviews the justice system for the Israelites. Moses talks about the limits future kings should have on their possessions. Moses explains that the priests and Levites should not be paid and should survive on donations from the people. Finally, Moses explains the laws of warfare.

FULL SUMMARY

HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Shoftim

Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9

Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12

“Grow, Grow”

Why the Torah equates human life with the life of a tree.

Videos @ MJL

Why We Say Birkat Hamazon

This series of blessings recited after meals is about much more than just food.

The History of Yiddish

Yiddish originated in Germany, but was eventually spoken by Jews all over Europe.

How to Light Shabbat Candles

What you need to know about this ritual welcoming the Sabbath.

Recipes

Moroccan-Inspired Tzimmes with Saffron, White Wine and Chicken

A classic dish, re-imagined with sweet and savory flavors.

Spiced Lamb and Hummus Stuffed Arepas Recipe

Traditional Colombian arepas get a spiced Middle Eastern-inspired filling.

Tayglach

Crunchy dough boiled in honey.

Quizzes

LGBTQ Jewish History Quiz

How much do you know about LGBTQ Jewish history?

Rosh Hashanah Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Jewish New Year.

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