Explore the Vast Literature of the Oral Tradition

The Oral Tradition, that accompanied the written Law, possesses a wide array of opinions, accounts and views. Explore the Oral Tradition: You never know what you will learn!

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Pop Culture and Jewish Tradition

Jewish tradition, wisdom and law should have voices in all sectors of life, including pop culture. Seek out the contemporary situations and apply ancient wisdom to modernity.

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Impeachment and the Jewish Tradition

On February 24, 1868, a U.S. president was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time. Three months later, the U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson. 35…

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The Royal Family and the Jews

On February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne of “the United Kingdom and her other realms and Territories” upon the death of her father, King George VI. While the Queen is…

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The Family’s Blood

Today is World Hemophilia Day, designated to raise awareness of the hereditary blood disorder that prevents one’s blood from clotting.  Most forms of hemophilia are passed from…

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A Famous Family of Translators

In the early Middle Ages, the global Jewish community was basically divided between those living in lands controlled by the church and those in lands controlled by the Arabs. The dominant…

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Family Time

Use your time off to spend time with your family and enhance your family's Jewish pride by talking to them about the things that make you proud of being Jewish. 

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Family Assistance

Offer to help out a family after the birth of a child.

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Family Shabbat

Include your family in your Shabbat celebration.

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Family Units

Stay in contact with your extended family.

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Family History

If you are unfamiliar with your family history, ask a relative and write it down for posterity.

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Family Life

As the holiday season gets busy, be considerate of the needs of your family.

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Family Time

Judaism places great value on family. Find time this summer to get your family together to enjoy quality time.

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Family Affair

Take a moment and contemplate how you are a reflection of the family in which you were raised. Call and thank family members who had a positive impact on your life.

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The Strength of the Family

Before the Shabbat meal, it is customary for the parents to bless their children. This blessing is known as Birkat Habanim. Actually, there are two separate blessings recited, one for…

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Appreciate, Celebrate and Transmit Your Family’s Jewish Heritage

Every person should proudly transmit family history to the next generation. For Jews this is both a calling and an imperative.

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Revere Important Family Dates

Every family has its important dates, even those outside of birthdays, yahrzeits and anniversary. It’s important to observe them and transmit them to the next generation.

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Family Time

Call a relative with whom you have not spoken recently, just to say hello and see how they are doing.

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Holidays and Family

The season of Rosh Hashana is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family.

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Family Ties

Take a moment and connect with a family member with whom you haven't spoken in awhile.

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Family Wedding Planning

If you are currently planning a wedding, research the minhagim (customs) of your family.

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Family Time

Dedicate a few hours of your Saturday to spend with family.

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Family Time

Spend tomorrow's day off with a family member with whom you don't often spend time.

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Family Roots

Call your grandparents or oldest living relative and see how much you can learn about your family's history.

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A Family Celebration

Create your own Simchat Beit Haso’evah for your family in your sukkah adding good food and music to the celebration.

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Monsters In The Family

To much of the American populace, tonight [Halloween] is a night of goblins and ghouls, vampires and witches. These monsters are actually characters found in old myths and fairytales.…

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Be a Superhero to Your Family and Friends

You may not have X-ray vision, or the ability to fly, but every person has the capacity to be a mortal superhero by helping others and living a selfless life.

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Family Honor

If you can, call your grandparents as a demonstration of honoring one's parents and elders.

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Family Food

Think about how the foods you eat are associated with your heritage.

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Zodiac

Horoscopes are fun to read, especially when they tell you that you are about to get rich or find sudden fame. While telling the future through one’s horoscope is not part of Judaism, this…

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