Lifecycle

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.

Preparing for Death

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

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.

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.

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.

Robin Williams’ Suicide

A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

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.

Jews & Birthdays

Why I won’t be celebrating my birthday.

Chuppah: Why the Tent?

The first model Jewish home.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

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

Jewish Weddings and Wine

The secret to a Jewish marriage is hidden in the wine.

To Bris or Not To Bris?

The last few months of my pregnancy, I spent more time agonizing about the bris than about labor itself.

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.

ABC's of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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

Pregnancy and Loss

In case of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a new baby, the sense of loss can be overwhelming. Here's how to cope.

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.

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.

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.

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