Rabbi Maurice Lamm
Maurice Lamm is the author of many books, including <i>The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning</i>. He is the president of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, and Professor at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he holds the chair in Professional Rabbinics. For years he served as rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills, CA.
Articles by Rabbi Maurice Lamm
Discretion in appearance and speech is designed to protect our souls from assault by a coarse world.
Marriage & Community
In entering into marriage, a couple takes on new responsibilities for the Jewish community and its future.
The Ketubah Text (Part 2)
The second part of the ketubah (marriage contract) details the additional gift promised by the groom, the lien on his property, and the acquisition sealing the contract.
The Ketubah Text
The traditional Aramaic text of the ketubah (marriage contract) reflects the history of Jewish marriage.
Marriage & God
As part of God's creation, Jewish marriage creates a spiritual connection between human beings and with God.
The Conversion Process and the Covenant
For the Israelites, acceptance of the covenant was twofold: identification with the people through circumcision in Egypt and acceptance of God at Sinai.
Acceptance of the Yoke of the Commandments
Kabbalat ol ha-mitzvot (acceptance of the commandments) combines faith and action with an intent to evolve as a practicing Jew.
The Mikveh’s Significance in Traditional Conversion
Immersion in the mikveh actualizes the transition between the convert's old identity and his or her new one as a Jew.