People on Instagram told me that doing Jewish would make me feel better — and they were kind of right.
The Flemish Region passed the measure over vociferous objections by faith community leaders. It will go into effect January 1.
What is mikveh? We’re so happy you asked.
One rabbi spoke of a “don’t ask/don’t tell policy” of parents not circumcising their sons.
Reacting to an atmosphere of bigotry after Trump’s election, Jewish activists are coming together to mobilize as Jews.
Jews have a ritual for almost everything. But we have no way to ritually embrace someone who wants to reaffirm ties to the community and to God before death. So, Michael Millenson created it.
A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The ritual of the ‘Avodah Service’ in the middle of the Yom Kippur day of prayer — recalling the Temple sacrifice — encapsulates all that divides the Jewish people.
When Max Strassfeld helped write a ritual for a friend’s transition, he mapped contemporary ideas about gender onto a very traditional Jewish space — the mikveh.
A constitutional court in Poland reportedly has ruled against allowing Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in the country.