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Celebrate, Lag B'Omer
This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.
Beliefs & Practices, Celebrate, Clothing & Appearance, Lag B'Omer
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
Bible, Celebrate, Jewish Texts, Lag B'Omer, More Holidays, Study
Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.
FAQ, Live, Weddings & Marriage
Rabbis and cantors aren't the only options, and chemistry matters.
Celebrate, Lag B'Omer, More Holidays
Each year, a rabbinic grave is the site of one of the biggest parties in Israel.
Beliefs & Practices, Denominations
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.
Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Modern Israel, Zionism
An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.
Beliefs & Practices, Jewish Texts
Jews demonstrate the sanctity of biblical and rabbinic texts in several ways.
Jewish Ethics, Science and Ecology
The concept of Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.
Breakfast, Desserts, Eat, Jewish Recipes, Yom Kippur: Breaking the Fast
I didn’t grow up baking or even eating babka. Coffee cake, definitely. Banana bread was a staple. But babka just ...