Dear Friend,

Someone famously said, “Judaism isn’t a hobby; it’s a way of life!”

Indeed, Jewish law is known in Hebrew as halachah, which means “going,” and it accompanies you as you make your way through life, providing divine guidance for just about every situation and scenario.

Some people mistakenly view halachah as a burden, an endless to-do list. Instead think about it as a series of opportunities to connect with G‑d! This will allow you to appreciate halachah in a whole different way!

Here is the challenge: the corpus of Jewish tradition is so huge—comprised of the combined scholarship of dozens of generations—that it is often hard to know how and when to understand and apply each law.

This is why we are launching a special bi-weekly column, Halachah for Life, written in a way that speaks to our modern lifestyle and challenges, organized in a way that is easy to understand and follow.

For example, one of our very first columns will discuss plane travel. What do you need to know when you hop on a plane? How does it impact prayer times, kosher meals, etc.? You will find all the answers in an easy, Q&A format.

To put this all together, we’ve tapped a team led by Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin, a veteran of our Ask the Rabbi Team and author of the acclaimed Ask “Rabbi Y” series.

We’d love to have you join us for this special project!

Click here to receive the Halachah for Life every two weeks.

And as always, we can’t wait to hear your thoughts, constructive feedback and ideas for future columns.

Yours Friends @