marriage

Writing Your Own Ketubah

A rabbi offers advice on writing your own Jewish wedding contract

Jewish Rituals for All

Why would a non-Jew want to go to the mikveh?

Loving Day is Every Day for Our Family

What 50 years of Loving Day means to our Black, white and Jewish family.

Summer Lovin’-Valentine’s Day Edition- Paul & Shari

PAUL & SHARI ISSERLES When/how/where at camp did you meet? The summer of 1994 was the first summer that we ...

Calling Me a LibTarded B—– Won’t Help

Recently someone called me a libtarded b—- in the course of a Facebook discussion regarding the president’s executive order reinstating ...

The Halakhic Prenup: Embracing Religious Tension

I spent the last two years learning in a beit midrash (Jewish hall of study) in Israel. My beit midrash ...

Tu B’Av, Love Yourself Challenge

Last night marked the beginning of the holiday of Tu B’Av. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. ...

After 10 Years as an Agunah and 2 Gets Later, I Know Better.

After two difficult divorces "chained" her, an Orthodox mom finds a way to protect her freedom.

Judaism for Singles or for Families?

I’m getting married next week. Most of the wedding planning is done (but, oy, the table assignments, they continue to ...

Confronting the Awkwardness of Separating During Niddah

The most recent episode of “The Joy of Text” podcast featured a discussion on the time period when couples are ...