Tu BiShvat: It's Not Just About the Trees Tu BiShvat, a Jewish holiday that starts at sundown this Sunday, has come to be called "Israeil Arbor Day" and "Jewish Earth Day" because of its traditional focus on trees and its modern observance focusing on the health of the …View This Post about Tu BiShvat and Beshallah: Patience and Initiative
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The Jewish Calendar: Where You Hang Your Holidays I've discovered that the single most searched-for topic about Judaism online is "Jewish holidays." Of course, as a rabbi, I love teaching about the holidays - their meanings, their traditions, their special foods, and so on. But …View This Post about Jewish Calendar (Hebrew Calendar) Explained
What's with the Jewish Star? Ever wonder where the "Jewish star" or Star of David came from? Or how it came to be the perhaps the most recognizable symbol Israel and the Jewish people? I was doing a little research into Jewish traditions (it's kind of my jam), and I wanted to …View This Post about Jewish Star (Star of David, Magen David) Explained
Is it possible to convert to Judaism online? Sort of. In my tradition - the Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism - conversion requires: Extensive learning about Judaism Brit milah or hatafat dam brit (for males only) Approval by a beit din (a court of three …View This Post about Convert to Judaism Online