It has been said that the custom of shaking hands originated as a means of demonstrating that one is not concealing any weapons. While most people no longer worry about their contemporaries carrying weapons, for traditional Jews, this disarming gesture can be a unique social challenge.
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Every year, on the first or second Shabbat following Purim, a special reading from Numbers 19, is added to the regular Shabbat Torah reading.
Reggae star Matisyahu has been sparking a connection with audiences worldwide for nearly a decade. Known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip hop sounds, Matisyahu is one of the Jewish community’s most celebrated musicians around the world. In the last year, however, he has shed many of the elements that we have come to associate with his career…
Living in the “Age of Information,” it is hard to imagine a person not being able to find out what day of the week it is.
The next few dates were thoughtfully planned, including more pool, buying and putting puzzles together, and making banana pancakes. Two years later, Abby and Ben are happily engaged and couldn’t be more grateful for JDate bringing them together.
While lighting Shabbat candles is generally considered a “woman’s mitzvah,” and is traditionally performed by the woman of the house, it is actually an obligation of the entire household.
A man I was dating wanted to make love to me and I asked if it is acceptable or considered a “sin” (he is an Orthodox Jew). He told me that Judaism does not talk against it, saying that if both people are single, it is ok. I am not sure I trust him about it. Yes, we did it and I think it may be the reason he perhaps broke up with me…
Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (Zachor et yom HaShabbat l’kadsho - Exodus 20:8). This commandment alludes to all the positive mitzvot of Shabbat, such as reciting kiddush, eating a festive meal, etc. But “Remembering Shabbat” also re…
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