Torah Study

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

C.E. Harrison
May 5, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.

What Do Superheroes and Passover Have in Common?

C.E. Harrison
March 25, 2021
The author of "The (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah" and "The (unofficial) Muggle Megillah" has delivered another work of art combining fanservice and prescient Jewish learning in his newly released "The Superhero Haggadah: A Story of Signs and Marvels."

What We Can Learn from Ruth and Naomi about Mental Health

Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, L.C.S.W.
January 27, 2021
Shavuot offers a glimpse at how others in our tradition faced unimaginable and unremitting losses – and were sometimes helped to prevail. There are powerful lessons for us within the story of Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth.

The Three H's of Jewish Life: Head, Heart, and Hands

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
January 11, 2021
I envisioned an investigator examining our homes and our lifestyles to determine whether enough about us would convince a jury that we were indeed Jews. What would they look for? Would they deem us Jewish?