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Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

Judaism and Pets: Questions and Answers

What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.

Why Do So Many Orthodox Men Have Beards?

The Jewish reasons for facial hair, including sidelocks (payot).

The Evolution of Israeli Cuisine

Increasingly trendy worldwide, Israeli food mixes the flavors of the Middle East and the Jewish Diaspora.

The Torah

Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.

Where To See Yiddish Theater Today

A guide to Yiddish performances and festivals around the world.

Similar Jewish Words You Don’t Want to Mix Up

From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.

Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.

The 11 Best Ladino Expressions and Phrases To Know

Learn some choice phrases, including the most epic sneeze response ever, in this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.

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.