The Ketubah: The Talmud’s Master Class in Everlasting Love

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Jewish Birthday

Tips for making your Jewish birthdays a time of meaning and growth.

When Grief Walks In

Coming to grips with the death of my father.

It's a Girl!

Thank Heaven for little girls. A guide to celebrating the newborn.

It's a Boy!

Along with the birth of a son comes many Jewish customs.

Ten Ways to Marry the Wrong Person

Blind love is not the way to choose a spouse. Here are practical tools for keeping your eyes wide open.

Jewish Burial: Sacred Kindness

Some explanations for the laws and customs of Jewish burial.

The Courage to be Vulnerable: A Key to Intimacy

How to push through our fear to act with authenticity and vulnerability.

Naming a Baby

A name defines a person's essence. Choose carefully.

ABCs of Death & Mourning

Coping with the emotional and spiritual issues of this difficult time.

Preparing for Death

8 things you can do now to avoid compounding your family’s pain later.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Saying No to Cremation

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Judaism and Death: Five Surprising Ideas

Your days are numbered, but it’s not the end.

 

Physical Intimacy: A Jewish Perspective

Exploring the Jewish approach to this fundamental subject. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

The Deep Meaning Behind An Orthodox Jewish Wedding

Meet Hadassa and Ze'ev, a young couple who unite their souls in the holy mitzvah of marriage before they've even held hands.

 

Does Judaism Believe in Reincarnation?

Fulfilling the soul’s unique mission may take more than one lifetime.

Preparing Yourself for Marriage

A practical, insightful guide for singles.

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

A basic explanation of the what, how and why of this meaningful prayer.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Brittany Maynard’s Tragic Death

A Jewish perspective on assisted suicide.

How to Pay a Proper Shiva Call

Proper etiquette and practical advice.

 

Why 13 Is the Age for a Bar Mitzvah

Celebrating his Bar Mitzvah, Charlie Harary’s son explains what it means to become a man.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Robin Williams’ Suicide

A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

The Jewish Approach to Life after Death

What matters most is maximizing our life before death.

Why Reincarnation?

Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.

Giving Comfort: The Ring Theory

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Jews & Birthdays

Why I won’t be celebrating my birthday.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

 

What is Love?

Divorce in Judaism

A specific legal process is required to break the marital bond.

10 Tips for Building a Great Marriage

Small marriage tips that make a huge difference.

Wedding Day Dreams

Know someone getting married? Give them this list and they'll thank you for life.

Shiva & Mourning

The Jewish stages of mourning raises one from the abyss of despair to the normalcy of daily life.

Second Marriage

Down-to-earth wisdom for the second time around.

Marriage and Giving: Primer for Women

A practical primer for women.

Marriage and Giving: Primer for Men

A practical primer for men.

ABC's of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A 7-point guide to the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.

Pidyon Ha'ben - Redemption of First Born

Explaining the Jewish ceremony of buying a baby boy for five silver coins.

Upsherin - First Haircut

What's the story behind little Jewish boys running around with long hair?

Delivery from Darkness

Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Cruel Comfort

Dos and don'ts at a shiva house.

She Is Pure

My experience preparing the deceased for Jewish burial.

Hell No, We Won't Go

A Jewish view of Heaven and Hell.

Date Smart, Not Hard

Staying focused, by using a simple formula, may help us shorten our journey from dating to marriage.

Top 10 Dating Myths

Like urban legends, they sound reasonable. But they're not.

7 Steps to Lasting Love

How to stay in love the rest of your life.

Sara Yoheved Rigler

Heaven Can Wait

If Jews believe in a blissful afterlife, why does death cause us such inconsolable grief?

What is Circumcision?

Brit Milah: How a simple mitzvah makes a worldwide, eternal impact on the entire Jewish people.

15 Lessons from Shiva

Practical ideas for helping to ease someone through the mourning process.

Seven Ways to Find Your Jewish Soul Mate

Some time-tested tips to making it happen -- soon.

Learning for a Loved One

The power of Mishnah study to raise the level of a departed soul.

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