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

Learn Ladino: An Intro to the Judeo-Spanish Language

Want to learn Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language with a rich, centuries-old history from Europe to the Middle East? From el ...

Discover End-of-Passover Traditions from Around the World

From Morocco to Iran, Jews celebrate unique holidays before, during, and after Passover! Some of these holidays are about communing ...

Learn to Make Dreamy Passover Desserts You’ll Want Year-Round

Join Bonnie Stern and Anna Rupert, a best-selling mother and daughter duo, to learn how to craft delicious Passover desserts ...

Kosher Rules for Passover

A general guide to the rules of keeping kosher on Passover.

How to Sell Your Hametz For Passover

There are several ways to sell leavened products that you cannot dispose of before Passover.

Seven Mythical Animals in the Bible

From land to sea, these supernatural creatures are found in the Torah and Tanakh.

How to Plan a Passover Seder

A simple, step-by-step guide to hosting Passover.

A True Story of Muslim-Jewish Friendship & Survival: ‘Sevap/Mitzvah’

Sabina Vajrača’s award-winning short film “Sevap/Mitzvah” (2023) explores the incredible true story of a Muslim and Jewish friend duo who ...

English Words of Hebrew Origin

From cabal to camel, a list of English words that derive from Hebrew.

Natan Sharansky

A former Soviet dissident, Sharansky spent nine years in prison and became the face of the movement to free Jews living under communism.