Religion & Beliefs

When Is It OK to Start Celebrating Chanukah?

When Is It OK to Start Celebrating Chanukah?
By November 16, 2017

When can you officially break out the latkes and dreidels? Read More

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May God Bless And Keep the Tsar…

May God Bless And Keep the Tsar…
By October 20, 2017

Executing a Shabbat dinner in the age of Trump. Showtunes included. Read More

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Welcome the Ushpizot

Welcome the Ushpizot
By October 3, 2017

Get some feminist imagery into your sukkah! Read More

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Tea and Cookies and Death

Tea and Cookies and Death
By September 29, 2017

How my experience at a “Death Café” helped me prepare for Yom Kippur. Read More

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Ten Years Later: The High Holidays for an Ex-Orthodox Jew

Ten Years Later: The High Holidays for an Ex-Orthodox Jew
By September 28, 2017

As Yom Kippur approaches, looking back. Read More

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The Hasidic Wisdom of ‘BoJack Horseman’

The Hasidic Wisdom of ‘BoJack Horseman’
By September 27, 2017

What the cartoon’s screw ups teach us about repentance. Read More

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‘Twin Peaks’ and Teshuva

‘Twin Peaks’ and Teshuva
By September 19, 2017

What can Agent Dale Cooper teach us in the season of repentance? Read More

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Boreh Pri Ha’Ganja: What’s the Proper Blessing to Say Over Weed?

Boreh Pri Ha’Ganja: What’s the Proper Blessing to Say Over Weed?
By August 17, 2017

We asked three scholars and got seven different opinions Read More

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