jewish tradition

Why am I not at the kids’ table? Oh, because I’m 25 now.
To the credit of my parents and my grandfather, I was taught to honor my identity. I did not grow up with a Christmas tree
The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut. According to Jewish law, it's an age-old custom to allow a boy's hair to
As seniors in college looking forward to life's next hurdles - graduation and employment - it is important to retain a sense of feeling important.
On a warm Friday evening in July, aromas of onions and meat waft through Barbara Meltz's home in Stanhope, New Jersey. She is busy putting the finishing touches to her Shabbat dinner -- Shabbat being the Jewish Sabbath, celebrated every week from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday.
I was a compromiser married to a world class control freak, and I tried not to be putty in his hands. Naming our daughter went down to the wire, narrowly beating out her delivery.
The great miracle of being human, according to a beautiful Jewish tradition is that our Creator coins each of us with the same Divine Image and yet no two of us are the same.
Speak of my late husband. Go ahead, I beg you. There is an old Jewish proverb that says "As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are a part of us; as we remember them."
I'm sitting on a couch in my daughter Rachel's home in Chicago, holding my first grandchild, a boy, seven days old. I've heard grandparents talk, ad nauseum, about the thrill of this relationship, but, as with having your first baby, you have no clue what it will be like until it happens.
By blessing God 100 times daily, we are connecting in the deepest way. Mindfulness of our actions makes us more aware of the Divine. It also serves to prevail over the forces of negativity, by attaching ourselves more closely with Hashem (God).
It's that time of year that every Jew dreads. Eight days without bread, pizza, pasta or anything else that leavens. But not in our house.
"The ultraorthodox have been reclusive for years," he explained to HuffPost. "They have not been open to outreach." In what
Is being around Jews or joining a synagogue or celebrating Jewish holidays with Jews what we yearn for? I'm not sure.
Contemporary political Zionism, in Butler's view, has constructed a very slanted narrative of Jewish history −- one that glorifies the kingdom of David, the Maccabees, Masada and Bar Kochba, all equated with the type of bellicose masculinity embraced by some early Zionist activists.
Why have Jews traditionally given money to our children on Hanukkah? While it is now commonplace to also give gifts, the original tradition remains to give gelt.
In his book Alternative to Futility, Elton Trueblood includes a chapter on discipline. He quotes Milton who said, "The history of every civilization rises and falls on the axel of discipline."
In recent weeks, a controversial Jewish circumcision practice gained the national spotlight after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that New York infants contracted genital herpes following ritual circumcision.
Pierced ears? Pierced nose? Nose ring? Intricate tattoos? Where are your parenting lines?
Let's do a little comparison. Let's look at a few of Moses' predictions to see if we believe that they actually came to pass and then contrast them with the perennially popular 16th century French prophet Nostradamus.