Abby Seitz is My Jewish Learning's editorial assistant. She earned a BA in multimedia journalism from Columbia College Chicago and has previously studied at the Conservative Yeshiva and SVARA. She is currently completing an MA in Israel Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Articles by Abby Seitz
Is CBD Kosher?
Gummies, oil and other products containing CBD raise concerns for Jews who keep kosher.
10 Passover Customs from Around the World
Many Jewish communities have developed unique Passover traditions that make the holiday more lively and relevant.
Synagogues of Ukraine, Past and Present
Photos and illustrations of Ukraine's historic synagogues provide a glimpse into Eastern European Jewish life throughout the last 500 years.
16 Jews from Ukraine Who Changed the World
Jews from Ukraine have made essential contributions to Jewish thought and culture, and have also brought world-class talent to science, art, politics and more.
How Purim is Celebrated in Israel
Purim festivities spill onto the street, last multiple days, and are a time for serious fun — for both kids and adults.
The 10 Best Quotes from the Book of Proverbs
This biblical book of sayings and advice is full of wisdom.
8 Hanukkah Traditions From Around the World
From bonfires to hanging menorahs to an extra candle, here are some lesser-known Jewish Hanukkah traditions from all over the globe.
Why Yom Kippur Is a Joyous Holiday
Jewish texts portray Yom Kippur as a serious day of repentance and reflection — but not one of sadness.
How I Came to Feel Part of the Jewish People
For some converts to Judaism, it can take time to truly feel like a member of the tribe.