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Contrary to what one may expect, Kol Nidre is neither flowery nor inspiring (at first blush).
See how well you know the prayers we say on Rosh Hashanah and what they mean
Is the Child Automatically Jewish?
What happens when a Jewish family adopts a non-Jewish child? And how does conversion fit into the picture?
The term itself predates the Chassidic movement and seems pretentious and presumptuous, to say the least.
Find out how much you know about Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism.
Due to the pandemic, I’m currently unable to attend service. Can I fulfill this custom by listening to the shofar over Zoom?
We often associate piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.
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 ...