Judaism and Tattoos

Even though you can get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have one, there are a number of compelling reasons why the Torah prohibits tattoos.

For Women Only

Three mitzvoth, special to women, elevate the home to spiritual heights.

3. Women and Mitzvot

Setting the foundation for Jewish family life.

Mikvah Misconceptions

Going to the mikvah is not about getting clean. It’s about getting alive.

What is Prayer?

Prayer is not a half-hearted ritual recitation of words; it is an outpouring of the heart.

Shema Yisrael

What is behind the most famous Jewish prayer?

What is the Significance of the Kippah?

Uncovering the deeper meaning of this Jewish symbol.

Lively Introduction to Blessings

Showing gratitude for all God's goodness.

Women At Work

Let's get something perfectly clear: Jewish women work. One of my neighbors is a nuclear physicist. I'm a zoo veterinarian.

The Meaning of Kaddish

The message of the Kaddish prayer - remembering your mission in this world.

Reasons for Commandments

Exploring the meaning of the Jewish laws elevates their performance to an act that makes a spiritually significant impact on our lives.

Seven Steps to an Easy Fast

Giving new meaning to the term "fast food."

My Modesty Revolution

Dressing modestly states: I am defined by who I am inside, not by what I look like on the outside.

Taking the Spiritual Dive

Mikvah for the thoroughly modern woman

God Is in the Details

Why do Jews obsess about details, and why do we need so many mitzvot anyway?

Beauty Industry Vs. Modesty

How the media is destroying our self image and what we can do about it.

Why Kiss the Mezuzah?

How the mezuzah provides a daily connection to spirituality.

Lively Introduction to Prayer

Tapping into one of the most potent forces in the universe.

17. Tzitzit

How to gain some meta-physical "fringe" benefits.

Philosophy of Food

Medicine for the body or salve for the soul?

When the Holidays Are Over

The most important days of the year are about to begin.

How To Get Your Prayers Answered

Do you feel like you're talking to a wall when you pray? Here's five key tools for getting your prayers answered.

Power: Public and Private

The feminist movement has failed to recognize another, more subtle form of power: internal power.

The 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)

613 is one of the most famous Jewish numbers, representing all the commandments of the Torah. How many can you name?

A Relationship with God

What happens when God doesn't answer our prayers?

The Commandments: Part One

Understanding the origin and obligation of mitzvot.

Girl Power?

How the media is damaging the self-esteem of young girls.

6 Constant - #1 - Know There is a God

Cultivate the greatest possible relationship with the greatest possible benefits.

Faith vs. Law

It's the age-old dispute between Judaism and Christianity, what reigns supreme: Faith or Law? Judaism maintains that without the law, ethics and morality wither.

Mayanot on Prayer #3: Fixing the World through Prayer

Prayer pierces through God's concealment and reattaches the universe to the Divine.

Martha Stewart's Matzah Factory Tour

Take an inside look at how Streit's bakes its matzahs.

Anatomy of a Blessing

Blessings over food and other experiences are tools for transcendental amazement.

How to Put on a Tallit

A step-by-step video guide. Get it right!

On Hair Covering

A deeper look at the Jewish concept of modesty.

The Value of Life

Would you be willing to murder one innocent person if it would guarantee the cure for cancer? What if that one innocent person were ninety years old?

Mincha - The Afternoon Prayer

Mincha is an oasis of spiritual time in a tough workday, a moment of calming nerves and focusing on priorities.

Beneath the Surface: A Deeper Look at Modesty

Modesty is as much about revealing as it is about covering up.

Mayanot on Prayer #1: I Pray Therefore I Am

The commandment to prayer bequeaths to man the sense of his own significance that enables him to perform all the other commandments with dedication.

Kippah: A Blessing On Your Head

It is perhaps the most instantly identifiable mark of a Jew. When and why do we wear a kippah?

Seeking the Sacred Feminine

The Da Vinci Code gets Judaism's view of the Sacred Feminine all wrong.

Mayanot on Prayer #5: Pouring Out Your Heart

Within the Afternoon Prayer lies the secret to our survival.

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