Before committing your time, money and effort to a conversion to Judaism, it’s vital to understand what you are getting yourself into.
As much as we may want the Torah to play an influential role in Israel, this must be achieved in a consensual and respectful way, not by coercion.
For most of ancient history, Jewish life was rabbi-less. So how did they become central to how Jewish law evolves and how our communities are run?
Is Jewish law at odds with common sense? Here’s a fascinating look at what Jewish texts and modern experts have to say about fire safety on Shabbat:
Can electric candles be used for Hanukkah? Should I put a huge menorah on my car? Rabbi Ovadia answers all of your Hanukkah holiday questions:
European Jewish men who deny their wives religious divorces may risk being arrested upon arrival to Israel.
Though fasting on Yom Kippur is difficult, understanding the rules of the holiday doesn’t have to be.
The Heskem B’Ahava, or Agreement of Love, was introduced in 2015 in order to prevent Jewish legal obstacles in the event of divorce.
In this new series, “What the Forward,” an Orthodox Jew answers your burning questions about all things Jewish custom and religious observance.
By rejecting pre-nups, Rabbi Tau is trying to draw his public further toward the uncompromising, rejectionist stance of the Ultra Orthodox in Israel.