Learning how to participate in religious rituals that are not our own
The rise in Americans identifying as nonbinary poses a question for synagogues: How to invite some congregants for an aliyah.
When my life-long dream of being a contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ became a reality, things quickly went south. Then, Alex Trebek picked me right up.
I’ll never forget the day my son, not yet three, said to me, ‘I want a haircut’
The rabbinic tradition arose from the fact that the Bible doesn’t tell us what we need to know to lead our lives
Revitalizing the mikveh experience for a new generation of Jews
Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.
The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family
This week’s parasha, an exhaustive account of ritualistic slaughter, can teach us a lot about video games, a medium governed entirely by the mechanics of prescribed motions
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
A haftorah of rules and revelry
Hope that love could bend the rules of kosher observance only went so far
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions
After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah
Praying for Rain
Why did my grandmother keep meticulous records of her Passover meals, but kept her maiden name a secret?