When a friend or loved one experiences loss, it can be hard to know how to support them. If that loved one is Jewish, and you are unfamiliar with Jewish mourning practices, it can be even harder to help. This video from G-dcast explains mourning rituals within Judaism and offers advice about how to help […]
What exactly does a Jewish wedding ceremony entail? What are the customs and how might they differ from couple to couple? For a quick primer on this subject, check out the video below from G-dcast. And if you want more specifics on Jewish wedding ceremonies for couples who come from different faith traditions, check out […]
Gomel: A Jewish Blessing for New Moms Having kids is sometimes hard. Giving birth to a baby is REALLY hard. Judaism has a ritual to mark getting through the experience. This next video from G-dcast teaches us how to say the Gomel, a Jewish blessing that is recited upon emerging safely from danger. This blessing […]
Lifecycle events can feel like giant OMG moments, but we’re here to help! InterfaithFamily has partnered with BimBam (you might remember their fantastic Torahlog video series, which we shared last year) to present their new series of Lifecycles videos, short animated videos and personal stories that give overviews of specific events and traditions. Over the […]
Seth Meyers reveals that…he’s not Jewish! Despite what “every single Jewish person thinks,” he is not Jewish (though he does have a Jewish grandfather). In this clip from Late Night with Seth Meyers, he talks about getting married to his now wife Alexi, who is Jewish, under a chuppah, and about his in-laws who consider […]
Jackie Robinson takes the the big screen, Jake Tapper and CNN, and the viral bar mitzvah invitation video.
Ever wonder how to make the yummy Hanukkah treats? This video teaches you how to make your own latkes – potato pancakes – in a variety of flavors.
A video of the Shema blessing with Hebrew, transliteration and translation.
A video demonstrating how to say the blessing over the wine.
Video of the blessing said over the Shabbat candles on Friday nights.