Friday Night Shabbat Traditions, Explained

There are many rituals that help us bring in Shabbat on a Friday night: lighting candles, singing during Kabbalat Shabbat services, drinking wine and eating challah, and enjoying a festive meal with family and friends. Many of us are familiar with these traditions and incorporate them into our weekend. But where do these rituals come […]

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. As wedding season approaches, […]