In Judaism, there’s a blessing before every mundane and sacred activity — so why isn’t there one before or after making love?
My years guarding Jewish bodies and preparing them for burial, attending funerals and making shiva calls have taught me a lot about Jewish life.
On the one hand, I was proud of myself. On the other hand, I was just a little bit worried about the medical consequences of my improvised bris.
After a Brooklyn Jew moved to Wisconsin, he decided to wear his big Bukharian style yarmulke full-time. Reactions have been mixed: