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Jewish Mourning FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Jewish traditions related to death and mourning,

Your Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible

Learn the many chapters that make up the Tanach and find out where you can find more information about each.

7 Holocaust Films You Should See

These under-the-radar movies about the Shoah are affecting, powerful and nuanced.

The Sephardic Experience During the Holocaust

The Nazis wiped out several major Sephardic population centers and led to the almost complete demise of Ladino culture.

10 Holocaust Books You Should Read

Though not as well known as Anne Frank's diary or Elie Wiesel's works, these texts will increase your understanding of the Shoah.

9 Things to Know About Ladino

This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.

How to Learn Yiddish

A guide to courses, tools and programs for mastering the 'mamaloshen.'

9 Things to Know About the Daf Yomi (Daily Page of Talmud)

 How to participate in the longest-running Jewish book club (even if you can’t read Hebrew).

What Is the Meaning of Chai?

The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.

A Guide to Jewish Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common Hebrew (and Aramaic) shorthand translated and explained.

Why Jews Read Torah on a Yearly Cycle

The history of the weekly portion — and the different schedules on which it's done.

Five Yiddish Films You Can Stream Right Now for Free

A sampler of Yiddish films (with English subtitles) on the Internet.