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Challah

How to Braid Challah for Shabbat, Holidays or Anytime

Our how-to video will help you conquer the art of braiding challah for any occasion.

Purim

Purim 2020

In 2020, Purim begins at sunset on Monday, March 9.

Passover 2020

In 2020, the first Passover seder is on Wednesday, April 8.

Lighting Shabbat Candles

Everything you need to know about kindling the Sabbath lights.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

When Prayer Fails Us

Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.

The Book of Eicha: Faith in a Whirlwind

At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.

What Ruth Can Teach Us About Celebrating Shavuot

The Jewish people accepted the Torah in fear of God's overwhelming power. Ruth accepted it out of love and loyalty.

The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur

Don't believe in God? In reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you should fast anyway.

How to Make Perfect Rugelach

Make creamy, flaky dough and cut it like a pro using, of all things a pizza cutter.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Three desserts in one — and all kosher for Passover.

Tu Bishvat Quiz

How much do you know about this environmentally friendly holiday?