Everything you need to know about Judaism and being Jewish: the weekly Torah portion, Jewish holidays, Jewish rituals and more.

19 historic Torah scrolls moved to genizah at Mount of Olives

When Torah scrolls and other sacred texts are damaged in a way that cannot be repaired, they must be placed in a "genizah."

Parashat Beha’alotcha: Focus on the act

Why is it necessary to give an order on how to call the people or how to go to war? What is special about the trumpets that the nation was commanded to use them in these situations?

Parashat Beha’alotcha: ‘Yedid Nefesh’: Unpackaging one verse

As Moses was able to rise above the moment and ask that God heal and not punish Miriam, we must – so we can enter the peace of Shabbat – let go of any acrimony we may have with any family members.

Shabbat candles

Shabbat candle-lighting times for Israel and US

See Shavuot and Shabbat times for your area.

Rabbi Edelstein's death starts era of decentralized rabbinic leadership - analysis

Edelstein was the latest in a long line of gadolei hador, senior haredi rabbis, in Israel. But there are no official heirs to the throne anymore. The inheritance wars have begun.


Daf Yomi: Women study Talmud with Ra'anana rabbanit

Ten years ago, Michelle Farber started a daily Daf Yomi class in her home in Ra’anana. Her Daf Yomi podcast reaches more than 2,000 people worldwide.

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