MJL


Articles by MJL

What Happens on the Day of Conversion

The particulars can vary, but typically it involves appearing before a Beit Din, immersing in a mikveh, and adopting a Hebrew name.

Is Everyone Hooking Up But Me?

It’s normal to wonder whether your sexual experience is similar to your friends, and worry about what it means if it’s not. Here’s the real deal about who’s doing what—and why it’s always best to be true to yourself

Is Instagram Bumming You Out?

All of that scrolling, posting, and liking can backfire and bum you out.  Learn how to be smart about using social media.

How to Talk About Sex

If you’re thinking about being intimate with someone, it’s important to talk about it first. Follow these tips to get through the (often awkward) conversation.

How to Help a Friend Through a Bad Breakup

It’s not easy to see a close friend go through a rocky end to a relationship. Here’s what to say—and not say—during this tough time.

What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?

Sometimes it’s hard to get a good perspective on a relationship when you are in the middle of it. Learn what to look for in a healthy relationship, plus where to find reliable information on safe sex.

How to Leave an Uncomfortable Relationship

Some relationships don’t work out the way you hoped, but finding a way to end things can feel intimidating. Here’s help.

How a Deaf Person Can Understand the Shema

Judaism's central prayer calls on us to listen, but what if you can't hear?

The Torah: An Instruction Manual for Life

The Torah is not merely a book of law and history. It is also the chief repository of Jewish wisdom.

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