Sharon Strassfeld

Sharon M. Strassfeld is co-author of the <i>Jewish Catalog</i> series.

Articles by Sharon Strassfeld

Three Biblical Signs of Covenant

Shabbat, the rainbow after the flood, and brit milah are three covenantal "signs" which God provides.

Guide to the Synagogue Sanctuary, From Ark to Yad

An introduction to the parts that make up a synagogue sanctuary.

Entering a Synagogue

Tips for the novice shul-goer.

Making Your Own Ritual Objects

Creating a tallit (prayer shawl) or designing a bar/bat mitzvah invitation can add a meaningful personal dimension to the celebration.

How To Make A Shofar

Step-by-step instructions, materials not included.

How to Light Shabbat Candles

What you need to know about this ritual welcoming the Sabbath.

Brit Milah (Bris): Some Laws and Customs

10 things to know about--and think about--when planning a brit milah ceremony.

How to Buy a Lulav and Etrog

What to look for, how to care for them and — and what to do with them when Sukkot is over.

How to Build a Sukkah

Instructions for the do-it-yourselfer.