Jewish Lifecycle

Why Bury?

A three-part argument against an increasing trend, even among Jews, towards cremation instead of burial.

Jewish Views on Cremation

Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.

Today’s Lavish Feasts Derive from Meals with Sacred Status

Although the bar/bat mitzvah meal is traditionally a seudat mitzvah--a meal with sacred status--extravagance has been rife for hundreds of years.

Women and Kaddish

Can women say the Mourner's Kaddish?

Finishing Saying Kaddish

A ritual to end the process of saying the Mourner's Kaddish for a loved one.

When a Jewish Child Dies

It may feel like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.

All Humans Are Responsible For One Another

Making celebrations ethical and joyous.

Circle of Support

A healing ritual for victims of sexual, physical or psychological abuse.

Conversion to Judaism

Judaism and Conversion. Converting to Judaism. Jewish Lifecycle.