The Torah requires that we honor our parents. But does this imperative extend to a parent who has been physically or emotionally abusive?Read more
Brush up on the basics of newborn ceremonies, from circumcisions to ceremonies for girls.
The coming-of-age ceremony for Jewish young adults.
The ceremony to join together two people in marriage.
Becoming a member of the tribe.
Jewish traditions and rituals for grieving.
They are filled with ethnic and religious objects, and others imbued with special meaning.
Finding a caregiver for a parent, spouse, or child is a daunting task.
There is a growing sophistication and diversity in this field.
A ritual for sending young people off to college.
This book by Harold Schulweis offers meditations on Jewish rites of passage over a lifetime.
Life without amiable companionship was unthinkable to the sages of the Talmud.
A relationship that's commanded to be respectful.
Throughout Jewish history even into the modern era, marriage has been considered an essential experience of Jewish adulthood.
How has the Jewish tradition understood this unique set of relationships?
Who will watch the children when the grandparents live far away?
Sex & Sexuality
Jewish tradition looks favorably on sex and sexuality, given certain conditions.
What's the mdoern Jewish response to homosexuality?
Judaism's attitude toward premarital sex is intriguing...
One student's very personal account of coming out as gay in his Jewish high school.
Procreative sex isn't that hard to explain. It's recreational sex that's the challenge.