Michele Alperin

Conditional Divorce

The husband may grant a conditional divorce if he expects to be in mortal danger.

Same-Sex Marriage

The liberal Jewish movements are struggling to balance contemporary morality and Jewish tradition in deciding whether to ritually honor same-sex unions.

How the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child Participates in the Service

The defining moment of the ceremony is the child's first aliyah, but children may also play additional roles in the service.

Special Shabbatot

Sabbath services throughout the year highlight upcoming holidays.