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Counting the Omer is a mitzvah through which we count the days from Passover to Shavuot.

It’s vital to know the origins and evolution of Jewish rituals and customs. Only then can we make informed choices about what meaning, if any, they hold for us today.

Do Jews believe in life after death? What happens when we die? Do we see our loved ones? Do we know them? Do they know us? The questions are endless. Jewish wisdom offers no definitive answer. We can identify, however, several core teachings.

Although we associate prayer with liturgy that our rabbis and sages developed over the centuries, the act of unscripted prayer is equally important and authentic to the Jewish experience.

Following tragedies, especially those that are manmade, people of all ages have questions about how a good God could let terrible tragedies happen.

Jewish Food for Thought is a series of animations that distill Jewish teachings into a form that is accessible, e

When is the last time you genuinely apologized to someone for something you did? What makes an apology worthwhile? What steps do people need to take in order for an apology to be sincere? Do you think Judaism’s “opinion” will agree with yours?

Jewish lessons to help us liberate our lives to focus on what matters most.

Kabbalah (also spelled Kabalah, Cabala, Qabala)—sometimes translated as “mysticism” or “occult knowledge—is a part of Jewish tradition that deals with the essence of God. Whether it entails a sacred text, an experience, or the way things work, Kabbalists believe that God moves in mysterious ways. However, Kabbalists also believe that true knowledge and understanding of that inner, mysterious process is obtainable, and through that knowledge, the greatest intimacy with God can be attained.

Song is powerful as an expression of faith and spirit, adding an extra dimension to well-worded prose, whether in the Bible or other sacred texts, and even in our daily lives.


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