My Jewish Learning

My Jewish Learning is the leading independent website and digital community for all things Jewish, from Jewish history to text to ritual to prayer to food and much more. We offer a robust website with thousands of articles answering nearly every possible question about Judaism and Jewish life, a daily newsletter guiding subscribers through interesting facts and must-read news about Jewish life and practice, a daily Talmud essay called "A Daily Dose of Talmud," a weekly Shabbat newsletter, dozens of special emails featuring insights into major Jewish topics, and a robust online community through our social media channels. Articles written with the My Jewish Learning byline are authored and edited by our staff. My Jewish Learning's staff includes leading Jewish scholars and journalists. Rachel Scheinerman, who holds a doctorate in Ancient Judaism from Yale University, is My Jewish Learning's Editor, and Ben Harris, a longtime, award-winning journalist covering Jewish topics, is Managing Editor.


Articles by My Jewish Learning

Jewelry and Magic: Jewish Amulets from the Lands of Islam — Prof. Shalom Sabar

Prof. Shalom Sabar of The Hebrew University in Jerusalem is widely recognized as a world authority on Jewish folk art. ...

The History of Jews in Afghanistan

Sara Koplik, Ph.D. from the University College London talks about the history of Jews in Afghanistan. Watch the video below.

Persian Lessons – Virtual Film Screening

PJFM’s first film of 2022 is here. Belarus’s Official Submission for Best International Feature Film for the 93rd Academy Awards, ...

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks provide opportunities to come together virtually to explore literature by and/or about Jewish women in conversation with ...

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks provide opportunities to come together virtually to explore literature by and/or about Jewish women in conversation with ...

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks provide opportunities to come together virtually to explore literature by and/or about Jewish women in conversation with ...

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks provide opportunities to come together virtually to explore literature by and/or about Jewish women in conversation with ...

A Portrait of Jewish Life in Berlin

Although associated today mainly with the Holocaust, both before and after the War, Berlin has been a center for Jewish ...

Bubbie’s in the Kitchen: Make Honey Whole Wheat Challah for Rosh Hodesh

Join the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood’s online group of bakers for an hour of challah baking, conversation, kitchen ...

Religion or Nation? Modern Debates about Jewish Identity

Why has modernity forced Jews to define themselves either as a religion or a nation? This series will consider how ...