An example of a bar mitzvah boy receiving the priestly benediction from his synagogue's clergy.
By Galit Breen
Since Hanukkah was about spending time together when I was a kid, that's what we're doing with our family now.
By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen
After the author converted to Judaism, shared experiences and art helped her connect to her mother's spirituality and, ultimately, led to a beautiful and moving funeral.
By Miriam Steinberg-Egeth
Why a Tu Bishvat seder has a lot to offer for 20- and 30-somethings (and you!).
By Ruth Schapira
How do we talk to teens about religion? About their religious identity? About their parent's conversion?
By Dana Hagenbuch
Whether intermarried or not, finding a Jewish community can be a great way to connect to your local community and make new friends.
By Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
Behold, the power of a name! What we can learn from the biblical 'ger toshav,' the stranger who dwells among us, when preparing for an interfaith wedding.
By Audrey Etlinger
Why a patrilineal Jew decided to formally convert to Judaism (go to the mikveh, go before a beit din) even though she already felt Jewish.
The whole megillah? A look at the scroll (megillah is Hebrew for 'scroll') of Esther, the story that is read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
A video showing one family's Friday night Shabbat rituals leading up to the dinner meal.