This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.

Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.

Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.

Rabbis and cantors aren't the only options, and chemistry matters.

Each year, a rabbinic grave is the site of one of the biggest parties in Israel.

Once a name for sinners who repented, ba'al teshuvah now describes a Jew who returns to Orthodoxy — or becomes Orthodox for the first time.

An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.

Jews demonstrate the sanctity of biblical and rabbinic texts in several ways.

The concept of Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.

I didn’t grow up baking or even eating babka. Coffee cake, definitely. Banana bread was a staple. But babka just ...