Growing up in rural Massachusetts, Judaism held a much different context in my life than it does now. Until college, I did Judaism, mimicking the motions of being a "good Jew." I didn't combine milk and meat in my house because my father told me not to.
Several times during the year, the Jewish calendar places joyous and challenging holidays near each other. What lessons we take from this juxtaposition?
I was making my way outside of the Kotel with four other college students when a group of about 50 Haredim started following us through the streets. Quickly, things turned violent
Last week was a bad week for Israel and the Jews, a week in which the worst instincts of our brethren were enabled and acted upon
If you use a Jewish calendar, you may have noticed this notation on June 30: “Tzom Tammuz,” the Fast of Tammuz. Read on to learn about the fast and what it signifies.