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Ezra also instituted that there be an additional communal reading every Shabbat during the afternoon Minchah service. Here's why . . .
The earliest known source for specifically going around seven times is Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, the Arizal (1534-1572). But he provides no source.
Is the Child Automatically Jewish?
What happens when a Jewish family adopts a non-Jewish child? And how does conversion fit into the picture?
Due to the pandemic, I’m currently unable to attend service. Can I fulfill this custom by listening to the shofar over Zoom?
An overview of fundamental Jewish beliefs concerning reward and the afterlife
Jewish Belief and Heaven Yes, Jews believe in an afterlife in a world beyond the one you’re currently living in—sometimes referred to as “heaven.” A rich tradition informs us that there is a sequel to this life that makes sense of everything you’re going ...
Not sure what to wear when attending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services? This article is for you.
Why are mourning practices suspended in the afternoon, the very time the Holy Temple was actually set on fire?
Despite your best efforts, you’re carrying an item while walking on Shabbat. So what do you do?
Contrary to popular misconception, the rabbis were not afraid that a piece of chicken has the same appearance as a piece of meat
Food is tremendously spiritual, but it’s also tremendously paradoxical.