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By the Numbers
10 Facts About Hagar Everyone Should Know

One of the most interesting women in the Bible is Hagar, Abraham's second wife, and the mother of Ishmael. How much do you know about her?
Lifecycle Spotlight
Why Are Mourners Served Bagels and Eggs?

The custom of giving round foods is learned from Jacob, who cooked a pot of lentils.
When My Son Died, I Felt I Was Mourning Alone

I just didn’t see G‑d in the picture at all.
Parshah
What Doomed the Ancient City of Sodom?

No sinning is good, but sins against our own neighbors are the worst.
When You Are In a Slump

Why does the Prophet Elisha tell the distraught woman to collect empty pitchers and fill them with oil?
Perspectives
We Are Vessel Makers

I must not allow myself to get so caught up in the decisions and demands before me that I forget that my human input is merely a physical container into which G‑d’s blessings can flow.
Living the “Perfection-Free” Life

Every time we encounter an imperfection, how shall we view it?
Story
Shul by the Shore and a Story Titled ‘Page 44’

We knew that if we were to continue our journey in Judaism, we must tackle the scary hurdle of finding a community where we could learn and feel accepted.
The Life and Teachings of the Holy Ruzhiner Rebbe

Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhin, referred to as the Heiliger Ruzhiner, “the holy one of Ruzhin,” was royalty of the Chassidic movement.
Special Guest Treatment

Lifestyle
Blistered Shishito Peppers

You cannot see My face, for no man shall see Me and live.
— Exodus 33:20
Print Magazine

Abraham circumcised Isaac, his son, when he was eight days old. (Genesis 21:4)

We are not Jews by any rational choice.

We are born into a life mission we did not choose.

A male’s entry into the Jewish community is by circumcision—before he has a mind to be reasoned with.

A Jewish woman enters the covenant eight...