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The Fetus in Jewish Law

Does a fetus have the same legal status as a person?

About Jewish Lifecycle

About Jewish Lifecycle. Jewish Ceremonies and Rituals.

German-Jewish Cuisine

The roots of Ashkenazic cuisine lie in medieval Germany.

Couscous: A North African Staple

For the Jews of North Africa couscous is as homey as apple pie.

Masgouf: Iraqi Fish

The famous fish dish eaten along the Tigris.

Why Do We Have Lifecycle Rituals?

Overview of why Jewish ritual and what it does.

Jewish Immigrant Literature

Yiddish-speaking Jews put faith in the language of their new country and left an indelible mark on American letters.

The Purpose and Meaning of Sex in Judaism

Judaism approves of sex and sexual pleasure, valuing it as a means toward procreation and companionship.

Sex Outside Marriage: Modern Rabbinic Views

A selection of statements from rabbis of various denominations.

Some Meanings of Brit Milah

The message to the one who is circumcised: The covenant involves pain and sacrifice as well as honor and sanctity. And it is part of who you are, branded into your flesh at birth.

A Historical View of Pidyon HaBen

From biblical to contemporary times, how Jews have practiced this ceremony of redemption of the first-born.