Articles by MJL

Jewish Death and Mourning 101

What you need to know about Judaism's death, mourning and burial practices

About Jewish & Secular Holidays 101

The rhythm of Jewish life is determined by its calendar. Jewish existence is given structure and meaning by the passage of time. There are rituals, celebrations, and holidays that are observed on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

Yom Kippur 101

The most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.

Jewish Texts 101

Why Jews are the people of many books.

About Talmud

A short description of what the Talmud is and is not, and how and why the Talmud has been studied by Jews throughout the generations.

The Torah

Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.

About Jewish Culture

Featured Articles on Jewish Culture. Jewish Cultural Identity. Jewish Culture

Jewish Genetic Screening

How to find out if you are a carrier for a Jewish genetic disease

Jewish Genetic Issues

Jewish Genetic Issues. Jewish Bioethics. Judaism and Medical Technology. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.

Jewish Bioethics 101

The relationship between Jewish law, Jewish ethics, and the ethical principles of general society are navigated differently by different Jewish authorities. However, there is one principle that can be singled out for its prominence in Jewish bioethical di