Brit Milah

The Brit Milah (Bris): What You Need to Know

Questions and answers about the circumcision ceremony for Jewish baby boys.

A Crash Course in Early Jewish History

From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.

Jewish Views on Cremation

Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses tells the Israelites that if they worship idols, they will be punished. Moses explains the laws of kosher food, and he details the three pilgrimage festivals: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

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Parashat Re’eh

Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

Isaiah 66:1 - 66:24 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

You Shall Be Joyful

The Torah seems to command us to be happy, but are our feelings within our control?

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Jewish Ethical Wills (Tzava’ot)

A rich tradition, these free-form documents can provide comfort to the dying and their loved ones.

Holocaust Survivors

As the number of Holocaust survivors declines every year, efforts have been made to preserve their testimonies.

How to Light Shabbat Candles

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

Recipes

S’mores Babka Recipe

Your favorite summertime treat all wrapped in a babka.

Bazargan Recipe: Syrian Tabbouleh Salad for Summer

The flavors of this light salad develop more completely the longer it sits.

Sumac Chicken and Rice Recipe

This go-to chicken and rice dish looks gorgeous, tastes incredible, comes together in no time, and you can make it all in one pan.

Quizzes

Jewish Sports Quiz

Test your knowledge of athletics in Judaism.

Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat and holidays?

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