Study Beliefs & Practices
Clothing & Appearance
Why most Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.
Garments for synagogue and, for some, all-day wear.
Women & Feminism
Many liberal Jewish women wear yarmulkes during prayer and at other times.
The Jewish reasons for facial hair, including sidelocks (payot).
The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.
While most contemporary Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex when it comes to extensive piercings or piercing other body parts.
Beliefs & Practices
From challah covers to yahrzeit candles, what they are used for, how they look and where you can find them.
Body ink is a no-no, but it won't bar you from Jewish life.
The clothing of Jewish prayer.
A white robe that men and some women wear during High Holiday services and on other occasions.
The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.
Rabbis Without Borders
To have fully egalitarian practices must we have the same standards for both boys and girls?
Also known as a yarmulke or skullcap, a kippah is a headcovering for Jews.
Fringes for four-cornered garments.
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.