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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Talks 'Kosher Lust'

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, spiritual counselor to Michael Jackson, onetime Republican candidate for Congress and author of the best-sellin...

Birthright: Did I Have Sex With You in Israel?

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.

Israel's Ban On Civil Marriage Denies Non-Jews Basic Right To Wed

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line A month ago, Rita Margulis and her fiancé Amit (as a career army officer he asked not to use his last name) got ...

Redefine Marriage? Absolutely.

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

While some say same-sex marriage flies in the face of tradition, we should ask ourselves what tradition looks like. How selective do we want to be when we refer to "traditional" marriage?

What If You Mess Up? What Divorce Teaches About Marriage

Rabbi Manis Friedman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Manis Friedman

As with all G‑d's instructions in the Torah, getting divorced is a mitzvah, a divine commandment. In fact, His instructions on divorce are very explicit. But why?

The Huppah And The Supreme Court: A New Year's Resolution

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Each time I plan a wedding with a heterosexual couple, I will initiate a conversation about marriage equality. To be specific, I will suggest that they include in their service a prayer for change.

The Jewish Interfaith Problem

Noah Baron | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Noah Baron

When I began looking into the Reform and Reconstructionist rabbinical colleges, I discovered a barrier I hadn't imagined would be a problem: I would have to sign a statement affirming that I would not be in an interfaith relationship at the time of my ordination.

Unpacking The Ketubah: Reflections Of A Rabbi Mrs.

Rabbi Andrea Myers | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Andrea Myers

Marriage is not about what you feel but what you do about that feeling. That is why our ketubah ends b'emunah, in faithfulness, with the assertion that it is more than just words.

Why Non-Jews Are Having Jewish Weddings

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 04.03.2012 | Weddings

NEW YORK -- Jessie Engelman and her fiance plan to wed later this year in Jamaica, where they'll sign a ketubah, the traditional Jewish marriage contr...

Hasidic Marriages Are Not Forced, Nor Arranged. They Are Perhaps Recommended

Yossi Gestetner | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Yossi Gestetner

One of the attacks often mounted against Hasidic life is a notion that Hasidic parents take a 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy, place them in a room against their will and an engagement is declared 30 minutes later.

Seeking Love (And Religion) Online

Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion

Jeff is ready to get married. As an Orthodox Jew, Jeff* is not leaving anything to chance: He prays every morning that he will find a wife, attends bi...

Can The Jewish Community Encourage In-Marriage And Welcome Interfaith Families?

Edmund C. Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Edmund C. Case

There needs to be a fundamental change in Jewish attitudes towards intermarriage. We need to embrace the potential for positive Jewish outcomes, and stop talking about intermarriage as bad.

Two Passovers, Two Unexpected Loves

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

This Passover I will be reminded that good men may not share religions or backgrounds, but they can share values and qualities.