Families around the world are celebrating Father’s Day 2022 on Sunday, June 19, and while it’s not a religious holiday, Judaism certainly has a lot to say about fatherhood. There are dozens of fathers throughout Jewish texts, including the Tanakh and Talmud, with the father-child relationship as a commonly explored theme. And in fact, even the relationship between God and the people of Israel is often described in Judaism as akin to that between a parent […]
What Is Kabbalah?
Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Kabbalah Kabbalah is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood areas of Judaism. Learn more and get all your questions answered with this primer! The northern Israeli city of Tzfat, known for its rich kabbalistic tradition What is Kabbalah? Kabbalah is a mystical tradition and school of thought within Judaism, drawing on our original Jewish texts such as the Torah. It aims to understand and […]
Jewish Wedding Season: What To Expect
No two weddings — let alone Jewish weddings — are alike. Depending on how religiously observant the couple and their families are, as well as their community’s minhagim (customs), proper etiquette and festivities at Jewish weddings vary wildly. However, there are a few traditions that just about every Jewish wedding will have. So as wedding season approaches, here’s your 101 guide to attending Jewish weddings as a guest! What To Know […]