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By the Numbers
13 Facts You Should Know About the Chmielnicki Massacres

The brutal pogroms carried out during the infamous Chmielnicki Uprising.
10 Questions: Take the Jewish Lifecycle Customs Quiz

How familiar are you with these Jewish traditions?
Three Simple Steps To Disarm an Angry Person

Return bullets with flowers. Lie low. Ponder what you like about this person. And then defuse the whole situation with a smile.
Your Questions
Can Animals Sense the Paranormal?

From being able to detect certain illnesses to exhibiting strange behaviors days before an earthquake, animals exhibit extraordinary senses.
Hebrew Word of the Week
What Can the Hebrew Word "Geulah" Teach You?

Voices
Relax, the Kids Will Still Come Out OK

We’ll get there. That seems to be the motto of the day for me.
Parshah
Finding the Hidden Good

A View From Above

History
The Quest of Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela

Learn the untold story of the globetrotting rabbi, whose trip predated Marco Polo.
Lifestyle
How to Make Kasha Varnishkes (Kasha and Bowties)

Kasha Varnishkes is a classic Jewish comfort food—an Eastern European Ashkenazi favorite.
Four things were said regarding bread: One should not place raw meat on top of bread, one should not pass a full cup over bread, one should not throw bread, and one should not prop up his plate with a piece of bread
— Talmud, Berachot 50b
Print Magazine

We balance two planes of being.

An outer world, in which we are helplessly carried down a stream and told, “Now is winter, soon will come spring, then summer, then autumn, then winter again. The unborn will live, the living will wither and die; a world will continue as it must be.”

And an inner world, of which we ar...