We now are in the midst of an unprecedented world health crisis, of which the length and depth of destruction still are unknown. It...
In these pandemic times, as we prepare for Passover seders that will be unlike any other, we can all use a special blessing. Well, I...
The mimouna table overflows with sweet treats like orange jam, eggplant jam, marzipan, meringues and, of course, the famous moufleta, crepes served with butter and honey.
Jewish religion teaches that life is the most precious element in existence. Life itself is grounded in God, the source of life, who sustains...
There are three shofars on display in Susan Karlin’s West Hollywood apartment, but to her, they’re not just Judaica. “When I look at them,...
It’s that time of year again when American Jews bask in the wintertime flavor of Christmas — when we teach our children that the...
BACKGROUND Tu b’Av is the 15th day of the month of Av. It’s an ancient holiday dating back to the time of the Second Temple...
Most of us who go to synagogue for the High Holy Days have no clue what’s going on.
Thanks to Barbara Isenberg and her effervescent and entertaining new book, “Tradition! The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, the World’s Most Beloved Musical” (St. Martin’s Press), the soundtrack to “Fiddler” is back on Spotify in my office.
For most Israelis in the Jewish state, there is one legal way to get married - God\'s way. Israeli law empowers only Orthodox rabbis to officiate at Jewish weddings, but popular opposition is growing to this restriction and to what some Israelis see as an Orthodox stranglehold on the most precious moments of their lives.
Anna Melman and Ari Bronstein are in the midst of planning their wedding, which will be held in January in Israel. They have a venue and a rabbi. But they want to find ways of making the traditional ceremony more egalitarian.
Arriving in London this past Friday, April 29, I was immediately enveloped in a carnival-crazed country, a nation-wide block party made up of the tiniest Brits to those who had been alive at the 1926 birth of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, a
Morgan Friedman loves the way people talk. He wants others to love it, too. The 35-year-old social media entrepreneur, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and now living in Buenos Aires, launches new digital projects like marshmallows from an air gun. Pow! Here’s Overheardinnewyork.com, a site for offbeat conversations that his team of eavesdroppers hears on the streets.
Judaism has a lot to say about how to create a balance between using the resources we have and abusing or destroying them.
Yoav was my kibbutz brother, secular and an ardent Zionist. He had an encyclopedic mind that could recite in detail kibbutz history, lore and socialist ideology. Today, Yoav is an equally intense, knowledgeable and ideological Charedi guy living in the Midwest. He recently offered to pay me money for introducing him to the woman he married more than 25 years ago.
Belief is not a static illusion to be knocked down at the introduction of a new scientific hypothesis or discovery. Faith is an orientation of soul, a posture toward God\'s universe that finds expression in many religious traditions.
Although the Orthodox community is committed to the existing ketubah document, whose language comes from the Mishnah, Blau said he has no problem with a bride and a groom making additional agreements and commitments, as long as they do not controvert Jewish law.
Critics Say Netflix Series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Promotes Anti-Semitic Stereotype Through Yiddish Scene
The scene shows lizard people controlling the world and their handler speaking Yiddish.
"Our hearts and thoughts are with the Lebanese people and all those affected by the terrible disaster in #Beirut."
Police are not investigating the matter as a hate crime.
Front Window of New Mexico Holocaust Museum, Featuring Photo of Civil Rights March, Smashed by Vandal
The head of the museum says the vandalism shows "why it’s necessary to have this museum."