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Shuckling: Why Do Jews Rock While Praying?

When we praise G‑d, we do so with all of our being: the mind, heart, and mouth express the prayer through speech, and the rest of the body does so by moving.
By the Numbers
10 Facts About Miriam Everyone Should Know

Learn about Miriam, the prophetess of the Bible, whose life and legacy is celebrated until today.
Essay
Defy the Lie

Parshah
Is There a Limit to What We Can Make Holy?

How did fish get involved? By Moses’s own recounting, the people were asking for meat, so why did he talk about giving them (or not giving them) fish?
Who Honored Miriam, and How?

The Torah specifies that “the people” did not abandon Miriam, whereas Rashi suggests that it was an honor accorded to her by G‑d.
Voices
Learning to Co-Parent With G-d

There are those seriously difficult moments—terrifying in fact—when you, if you are honest, you might ask yourself: Is it worth the effor?
How Will I Heal From This?

Please G‑d, send me a present. I know I am so wealthy with blessings, but right now I need a present. Show me, please, that you are with me.
Story
The Tailor Who Did Not Know He Was Special

The poor tailor became a beggar, and it seemed to the local population that he had lost his mind.
Shabbat Law of the Week
Mesarteit - Ruling Lines

The hides used to cover the Mishkan were measured, cut to size, and attached to one another.
A chassidic melody fortifies hope and trust, brings joy, and places the entire householdhome and family in a state of light.
— Hayom Yom, Tamuz 22
Print Magazine

In the Sukkah, we are all one because in essence we are a single being.

But that which is outside our essence—that which makes us the individuals who we are—that is not yet one.

In the unity of the Etrog, Lulav, Hadasim and Aravot, we are all one as distinct individuals, complementing one another to make a single...