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From birth to death in Jewish tradition and practice

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A soul becomes a life
Practical and inspirational articles, pictorial essays and guides on pregnancy and birth - from our Women's site.
Names in Judaism
The Kabbalists say that a person’s destiny is wrapped up in the combination of Hebrew letters that make up his or her name.
Circumcision is the first commandment given by G-d to Abraham, the first Jew, and is central to Judaism.
Redeeming the Firstborn Son
Pidyon Haben: We are commanded to “redeem” firstborn sons after they reach 30 days of age. What is the significance of this rite, and how is it done?
What it means and how it is celebrated
What is a Jewish birthday? ... What happened on your birthday? ... How to celebrate your Jewish birthday... Jewish birthday calculator...
A Three-Year-Old Jewish Boy's First Haircut
For the first three years of life, children absorbs their parents' love. Then, their education takes a leap—they are ready to produce and share their unique gifts. For a Jewish boy, this transition is marked with a haircutting ceremony—an "upsherin"—on his third Jewish birthday.
Entering Adulthood
What is the deeper significance behind the Jewish adolescent rite of passage? Insights . . . Resources and tools . . . Special milestones.
Entering Adulthood
If you're a girl aged 11–13, this site is for you. You’ll discover the deeper meaning behind your bat mitzvah; be inspired by powerful Jewish women throughout our history; and, of course, get ideas for creating an awesome bat mitzvah celebration!
Dating, Weddings and Marriage in Jewish Tradition
Two can become one—when soulmates tap into the singular soul they share. Join us as we explore this quest for oneness, as empowered by the timeless laws and traditions of the Jewish wedding and marriage.
...a last resort, but sometimes necessary
Divorce is a last resort, but sometimes it's the right thing to do. Jewish divorce basics, readings, in-depth study, and related topics
The Jewish view on aging and retirement
The Jewish Traditions & Practice relating to Death and Mourning
Our tradition encompasses all of life, day and night, light and dark. Even in the most difficult of situations--the imminent and then actual loss of a loved one--our Torah is there to strengthen us, to guide us, and to help us grow and see beyond our loss.