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By the Numbers
17 Jewish Calendar Facts

The Jewish calendar is the structure upon which all Jewish holidays are based. It follows the lunar cycle, which means that the year is comprised of 12 lunar months (of approximately 29.5 days each).
Essay
How the Stories We Tell Mold Our Future

Much as our sense of touch knows a thing through manipulation, so too our minds.
Optimizing Turbulence, Transition and Transience

Chapter 22 of Positivity Bias
Parshah
It’s a Balancing Act: The Masculine and Feminine in Each of Us

Jewish mysticism teaches us that the differences between the sun and the moon are not just physical, but spiritual. This polarity is not merely about being a man or a woman; rather, these energies and qualities are present in everyone.
No Place Like Home

Judaism seeks to transform each and every home into a place of spirituality, holiness, peace and tranquility.
Bo Parshah Quiz

Take this quiz to see how well you know the parshah of Bo.
Your Questions
Why Are Grasshoppers (Locusts) Kosher for Some Jews?

With the exception of very few and specific communities, we don’t find that Jews eat locusts—and it doesn’t just have to do with taste.
Looking for ‘The One’

I’ve dated for many years, but am still looking for my soulmate. What more can I do?
Voices
The Impossible Dream of a Chinese Girl in Singapore

Standing next to the small table with prepared candles, I saw a young girl hiding in the shadows.
Story
Why the Wedding Preparations Stalled

“Why are you worrying?” chuckled the rabbi. “Heaven directs everything, and there isn’t a person alive who knows what needs to happen or when.”
Lifestyle
Traditional Potato Blintzes

There are two things that are no cause for worry: that which can be fixed, and that which cannot be fixed. What can be fixed should be fixed -- so what's there to worry? What cannot be fixed cannot be fixed -- so what's there to worry?
— Chassidic master Rabbi Michel of Zelotchov
Print Magazine

Our Torah tells you that you must not fear. Even if an army is charging towards you, you must not fear. For there is no danger worse than fear.

But you are only human. Do you truly have control over the dread and panic pounding in your heart?

Yes. Not directly, but through the power of your mind. If you will choose...