Clothing & Appearance

Ask the Expert: Which Kippah Should I Wear?

What's the best head covering for a newly observant Jew?

Ask the Expert: Become a Jew With a Tattoo

How do past actions influence a conversion?

Jewish Law and Body Piercing: A Conservative Perspective

A Conservative responsum explores the Jewish issues involved.

Kippot (Head Coverings) in Synagogue

Changing trends in the use or non-use of a head covering in synagogue has been an indicator of changing relations with the surrounding community.

Kippot, Hats and Head Coverings: A Traditionalist View

How and when a Jew covers his or her head is a spiritual declaration and a nuanced social statement.

Medicine, Healing and the Jewish Tradition

Despite early theological objections, Jewish law views the practice of medicine as a mitzvah.

Men’s Head Covering in Synagogue: Reform Judaism’s Views

Changing ideas about whether men should wear a kippah (skullcap) during prayer reflect development and maturation of American Reform attitudes toward tradition.

The Tallit: Spiritual Significance

The commandment to attach fringes to garments was invested with deep theological meaning. 

From Monsey to Istanbul

Whenever I visit somewhere new, whether in my country of origin or somewhere foreign, I typically stand on the periphery ...

Can Modesty Be A Feminist Choice?

By the time I finally bought my first bikini, I was sixteen years old. As a chubby kid who had ...

Where Have All the Women Gone?

I subscribe to a variety of listservs, Facebook groups, and news outlets across a wide range of the religious spectrum, ...