MJL Staff


Articles by MJL Staff

Similar Jewish Words You Don’t Want to Mix Up

From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.

Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.

Jewish Funeral Planning Checklist

A breakdown of the key tasks in arranging a Jewish funeral.

How to Organize a Shiva

A checklist and advice for preparing a Jewish house of mourning.

How to Find a Yahrzeit Date

Resources for finding — and remembering — the Hebrew anniversary of a loved one's death.

Jewish Mourning FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Jewish traditions related to death and mourning,

Your Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible

Learn the many chapters that make up the Tanach and find out where you can find more information about each.

Words of Comfort for Mourners

Our favorite Jewish poems, quotes and other texts for times of loss.

7 Classic Christmas Songs Written By Jews

From 'White Christmas' to 'Winter Wonderland,' some of the most famous songs of the season are by members of the Tribe.

Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers

What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care.