Rabbi Isaac Alfasi: Rif

A legal code for the Jews of medieval North Africa and Spain.

In Ashkenaz

The rabbis of France and Germany created new genres of halakhic literature.

Leonard Cohen: Poet, Prophet, Eternal Optimist

A famous songwriter whose novels and poems explored Jewish identity and spirituality.

A Guide to Yom Kippur Prayers

The Day of Atonement contains more services than any other observance in Judaism.

Kitniyot: Not Quite Hametz

The Passover debate surrounding rice, millet, corn and legumes.

Yizkor: The Unending Conversation

Yizkor is part of an ongoing conversation with the dead, but what we don't realize is that we constantly converse with the dead in daily life.

Kislev & Hanukkah

The connections between the month and the holiday.

Must-Know Words and Phrases Related to End-of-Life Care

General and Jewish terms you'll want to know at this critical time.

What Exactly Does Hanukkah Celebrate?

The ancients disagreed about the reasons Jews celebrate the eight day Festival of Light.

American Jewish Women as Cantors

How Jewish women worked their way into the field of synagogue music.