How We Benefit By Forgiving Others

Judaism teaches that there are personal, societal and spiritual benefits to forgiving those who have hurt us.

Interfaith Families

With intermarriage an acknowledged part of the American landscape, the only remaining debate is how to respond to interfaith unions.

Early Medieval Halachic Texts

In the early Middle Ages, leading scholars across Europe and North Africa produced different genres of legal writings.

Biblical Prayer

Spontaneity and creativity were hallmarks of prayer in the time of the Bible.

Prenuptial Agreements: A Good Solution to a Difficult Problem

Prenuptial marriage protection agreements that accord with halakhah, or Jewish law, can help secure a woman's freedom to remarry in case of a divorce.

Mechitzah: Separate Seating in the Synagogue

A curtain or other divider separates men and women while they pray in some synagogues.

Public Displays of Hanukkiyot

A modern phenomenon that draws on basic Hanukkah beliefs.

China as Sinai and Parakeets on the Roof: The Important Spiritual Art of Jewish Bloopers

I’ll never forget that time I taught the first line of this week’s Torah portion (B’midbar). One English translation begins, “God spoke ...