Five Things Not to Ask a Jew of Color

Tips from a Black Jew who’s heard it all.

Havinenu: A Shortened Version of the Amidah

When and why Jews say an abbreviated Amidah. Full text and translation of Havinenu included.

The Jewish Leap Year Explained

Why the Jewish year sometimes adds an extra month of Adar and how that changes holidays and Torah readings.

The Purim Spirit of Medieval Frankfurt

The choice to create a second Purim speaks volumes about how our people value resilience.

Bava Kamma 114

Tax collectors and bandits.

Bava Kamma 113

We’ll cross that bridge when we legitimate it.

What is Purim Katan?

Not to be confused with regular Purim, this minor holiday brings joy in late winter on Jewish leap years.