What Does ‘Bashert’ Mean?

The Jewish concept of a divinely ordained soulmate dates back at least to the Talmud.

36 Questions for Jewish Lovers

Rabbi and marriage counselor Ari Sytner offers 36 questions for Jewish couples to achieve greater intimacy and harmony.

All About Jewish Wedding Rings

What do Jewish wedding rings look like and what do they mean?

How to Find Someone to Officiate at Your Jewish Wedding

Rabbis and cantors aren't the only options, and chemistry matters.

Judaism and LGBTQ Issues: An Overview

Attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.

Ask the Expert: The Odd Couple

Can I convert to Judaism even though my husband isn't interested in following suit?

Levirate Marriage and Halitzah

Ancient customs involving a childless widow.

Why Celibacy Is Not a Jewish Value

This practice is rare in Judaism and goes against the commandment to procreate.

Jewish Marriage

Jewish marriage is not merely a secular legal partnership, but a union sanctified by God.

Ancient Jewish Marriage

Marriage in ancient times was a negotiated match involving an agreement on conditions and payment of a bridal price.