Weddings & Marriage
Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.
Beliefs & Practices
Jewish law forbids hunting, and few Jews own firearms.
In Jewish texts, the devil is sometimes an adversary and sometimes an embodiment of evil.
Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.
On the doorposts of houses and rooms.
Clothing & Appearance
Why most Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.
From chuppah to glass-breaking, here's what to expect at Jewish nuptials.
How the Hebrew calendar works.
How the Jewish year is numbered.
Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.
In Jewish tradition, gambling is frowned upon, but not prohibited.
Capital punishment: allowed in the Torah and Talmud, but rarely carried out by Jewish courts.