Clothing & Appearance

The Tattoo Taboo in Judaism

Body ink is a no-no, but it won't bar you from Jewish life.

Kosher Food: What Makes Food Kosher or Not

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American Jewish Humor 101

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Next Torah Portion

Summary

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.

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HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Nasso

Numbers 4:21 - 7:89

Judges 13:2 - 13:25

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A prayer for yesterday, today and tomorrow — all in one.

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The last remaining wall of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Recipes

How to Make Challah

Make perfect, fluffy challah every time with this classic recipe.

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Lahmacun–Turkish Pizza–with Chopped Salad and Herb Tahini Recipe

Top store-bought dough with chopped salad and an herb tahini dressing to recreate this Turkish street food.

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Sephardic Judaism Quiz

Sephardic Jews have a rich history, and over time they have developed their own traditions, customs, and laws.

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How much do you know about Judaism's leading thinkers and their philosophies?

Conversion Quiz

How much do you know about conversion to Judaism?

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