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Helpful advice on how to find a mohel or mohelet to perform your son's circumcision, and what questions to ask to make sure he or she is right for you.

Bar and bat mitzvah mean, literally, "son and daughter of the commandment."

"I couldn't imagine all the good that would come from my simple request," says Naomi Ruben.

Reform Judaism has changed some aspects of the wedding ceremony, in great part to reflect the equal status of women.

Judaism exalts the beauty and sanctity of marriage and family life. Ye thousands of years ago, the Jewish people made provisions for the painful, yet sometimes necessary act of divorce.

Ritual immersion in a mikvah (sometimes translated as mikveh), a gathering of living water (mayyim hayyim), marks a change in status. People immerse at a mikvah to celebrate moments of joy, to heal after times of sorrow or illness, or to commemorate transitions and changes.

There are many reasons a person might consider conversion to Judaism. Men and women who are seeking sacred meaning in their lives may find that Judaism speaks to their need for spiritual connection and community.

Confirmation is a Reform-originated ceremony for boys and girls that is tied to the holiday of Shavuot. It constitutes an individual and group affirmation of commitment to the Jewish people.


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