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Jewish Traditions

I Am a Funny Kind of Jew

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Iris Ruth Pastor

Purists will say I shouldn't be texting so close to the Sabbath. Nor encouraging my sons to text on that holiday too. But once again, I find myself drawing something meaningful, significant and of lasting value from my Judaism and using it to bring solace, joy and rich meaning to my life.

Yahrzeit -- Remembering What We Have Lost

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Andy Schmookler

It is the morning of October 3rd. As I have for the past more than forty October 3rds, I take from the cupboard a special kind of candle and light it. As I do so, I think about my father.

Why is This Seder Different from All Other Seders?

Jill Patir | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Last night wasn't just special because it was a holiday; it was special because it was another opportunity for my husband and I to pass our beliefs and traditions down to our daughter.

The Jewish Holidays Mean Extra Work for Women

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

These special family traditions and expectations are both a blessing and a burden for Jewish women, who while lovingly connected to their cultural heritage are also deeply engrossed in a full secular life of work, exercise, relationships and reality TV.

WATCH: Passover Across America Kicks Off With 'Best Seder In The USA'

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

As part of our Passover Across America initiative, we decided to kick off the educational process with a fun, new video that gives you a glimpse at a Passover seder and what it is all about.

Welcome To The Tribe, Little Man

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

Suddenly, my Reformed upbringing and eight-week study abroad program in Israel seem puny compared to her full-on, by-the-books, hardcore Orthodox ways.

Easter and Passover: The Heart of the Matter in the Middle East

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

"... Judged the gods of Egypt." That, in my humble opinion, is the most problematic phrase in the Bible. The words come from the book of Exodus, when ...

Top 5 Passover Traditions From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Passover celebration begins today at sundown as Jewish communities around the world gather to tell the story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt....