To Bris or Not To Bris?

The last few months of my pregnancy, I spent more time agonizing about the bris than about labor itself.

Does Judaism Believe in Reincarnation?

Fulfilling the soul’s unique mission may take more than one lifetime.

Preparing for Death

8 things you can do now to avoid compounding your family’s pain later.

Saying No to Cremation

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved.

The Deep Meaning Behind An Orthodox Jewish Wedding

Meet Hadassa and Ze'ev, a young couple who unite their souls in the holy mitzvah of marriage before they've even held hands.

Jews & Birthdays

Why I won’t be celebrating my birthday.

Physical Intimacy: A Jewish Perspective

Exploring the Jewish approach to this fundamental subject. Viewer discretion is advised.

Jewish Weddings and Wine

The secret to a Jewish marriage is hidden in the wine.

Giving Comfort: The Ring Theory

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

Robin Williams’ Suicide

A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

ABCs of Death & Mourning

Coping with the emotional and spiritual issues of this difficult time.

ABC's of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A 7-point guide to the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.

Your Hebrew Name & Birthday

An easy-to-use Hebrew birthday calculator plus explanations for many of the most common Hebrew names.

Why Reincarnation?

Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

Taharah: A Personal Look at the Jewish Way of Death and Burial

The mysteries of life and death provide one woman an unusual gateway into the meaning and beauty of traditional Judaism.

Divorce in Judaism

A specific legal process is required to break the marital bond.

10 Tips for Building a Great Marriage

Small marriage tips that make a huge difference.

Delivery from Darkness

Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.

Big Families: Desired or Undesirable?

A frank discussion with a mother of 11 on the pros and cons of large families.

She Is Pure

My experience preparing the deceased for Jewish burial.

Second Marriage

Down-to-earth wisdom for the second time around.

May "The Place" Comfort You

The traditional Jewish words in comforting a mourner can go to the deepest place.

15 Lessons from Shiva

Practical ideas for helping to ease someone through the mourning process.

Learning for a Loved One

The power of Mishnah study to raise the level of a departed soul.

Comforting the Pained

What is the right thing to say to someone in deep pain? Jewish insights into comforting those who need it most.

7 Steps to Lasting Love

How to stay in love the rest of your life.

Here Comes the Bride, No Stress in Sight

Jewish traditions leading up to the wedding alleviate last-minute jitters.

Men & Women: Jewish View of Gender Differences

The first human was created androgynous, giving us insight into male-female relationships.

Matchmaker! Matchmaker!

Make the effort. After all, you're just the messenger.

Circum-Decision

Should I circumcise my child? Here are the arguments for and against.

It's a Girl!

Thank Heaven for little girls. A guide to celebrating the newborn.

It's a Boy!

Along with the birth of a son comes many Jewish customs.

Shiva & Mourning

The Jewish stages of mourning raises one from the abyss of despair to the normalcy of daily life.

Pregnancy and Loss

In case of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a new baby, the sense of loss can be overwhelming. Here's how to cope.

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