Clothing & Appearance

Modesty (Tzniut)

Discretion in appearance and speech is designed to protect our souls from assault by a coarse world.

Tefillin (Phylacteries)

Tefillin are reminders of God's laws.

Ask the Expert: Tzitzit Hanging Out

Why do some people tuck them in, and others let them hang free?

How to Put on Tefillin

A step-by-step guide to putting on tefillin to pray in the morning.

What Is Shatnez?

The biblical prohibition against mixing wool and linen.

What is the Star of David?

This common symbol for Judaism and Israel is newer than one might think.

Haredim (Charedim), or Ultra-Orthodox Jews

You've seen the black hats and long dresses--but who are the people underneath?

The Blue of the Ocean, the Sky and the Tzitzit

Our relationship with the Divine must also encompass a relationship with the world that surrounds us.

The Eyes Have It

The commandment of tzitzit (fringes) reminds us to enhance our vision with faith and see new possibilities.

Why I Wear My Kippah More Now

On outwardly religious apparel in the post-Charlottesville world.