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How to Choose a Ketubah, or Jewish Marriage Contract

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Why Music is Fundamental to Jewish Prayer

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Nathan the Prophet

Best-known to us as King David's prophet, Nathan should perhaps better be known as the man who ensures Solomon's rise to the throne of Israel.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, God makes a covenant with Abram promising to make his descendants a great nation. God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. Abraham has a child with Hagar and names him Ishmael. God then promises Abraham’s barren wife, Sarah, that she will have a child.

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Parashat Lech-Lecha

Genesis 12:1 - 17:27

Isaiah 40:27 - 41:16

Lech-Lecha: A Call for Unity

What we can learn from Abraham's other child.

Videos

Havdalah: Taking Leave of Shabbat

We say goodbye to the Sabbath in a bittersweet ceremony that employs wine, fragrance, and candlelight.

How to Say the Mourner’s Kaddish

This prayer praises God's greatness and God's ability to bring peace to the world.

Hannah Senesh

How this Hungarian Jew became a national heroine of Israel.

Recipes

How to Make Mujaderra

Easy, vegetarian Middle Eastern comfort food that is hearty and delicious.

Hummus Pizza Is Actually Delicious (Yes, Really)

You will love this vegan-friendly nosh.

5 Chicken Soup Crockpot Recipes

Forget slaving over a hot stove and set your slow cooker for one of these delicious recipes.

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