Moving toward a new millenium.
A mother's reflections and suggestions.
How to raise a family of mensches.
This phrase, which literally means "the way of the world," refers to acts of decency that are commendable if not formally mandated.
How to make a home for yourself in a new Jewish community
From biblical law, through classic rabbinic debate and medieval law codes, and continuing in the modern period, Jewish law has undergone constant development.
Halacha is the "way" a Jew is directed to behave, encompassing civil, criminal and religious law.
Jews of different stripes differ greatly with respect to their assessment of the role Jewish law should play today—and each camp has much to learn from the others.
"Tradition and change" is the Conservative movement's motto, balancing adherence to Jewish law with a willingness to introduce major innovations.
Reconstructionists see Jewish law as no longer viable, but still a resource to be taken seriously.