Articles By Rabbi Maurice Lamm

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    Rabbi Maurice Lamm

    Maurice Lamm is the author of many books, including The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning. He is the president of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, and Professor at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he holds the chair in Professional Rabbinics. For years he served as rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills, CA.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      The Ketubah Text

      The traditional Aramaic text of the ketubah (marriage contract) reflects the history of Jewish marriage.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      What Motivates People to Become Jewish?

      Although many converts today are motivated by an impending marriage to a Jew, their motivations often change over time as they learn and live as Jews.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Jewish Words of Comfort

      Judaism helps provide the words to comfort mourners.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      Why Immerse in the Mikveh?

      Immersion in the mikveh (sometimes pronounced mikvah) actualizes the transition between the convert's old identity and his or her new one as a Jew.


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