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Woman, Man, and Fire

Some of our sages probe not only the words of the Torah, but each individual letter as well.  The foremost exponent of this method was Rabbi...

The Marriage Disciplines

Total renunciation of sex is, in some faiths, a major discipline. In his autobiography, Gandhi calls this brahmacharya and praises its power of spiritual...

A Foundation of Love

The Jewish home is not just an accidental unit where a man, woman, and children live. It is a sacred unit, the quintessential core of Jewish existence,...

Taking Monotony Out of Monogamy

What is as holy as Yom Kippur, more spiritual than meditating ,and the best thing you can do for your love life? You may not believe it, but the answer is...

"CHANAH" - The Woman's Three Mitzvahs

Both man and woman are obliged to fulfill G-d's mitzvahs (precepts). The man is obligated to perform all 613 commandments. The woman, on the other...

Marriage, Custodian of the Future

A great Sage, Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel, in "Ethics of the Fathers", prescribed a formula for the existence of the world. He said: "The...

Do I have to break up with my girlfriend in order to become more Torah observant?

As many of us in this generation are becoming inspired to reconnect to our Jewish roots, the guidelines and commandments of the Torah aren’t always...

Entering the Mikvah: A Personal Account

It was as scary as anything I'd ever done, and I wasn't sure why. As a Reform Jew, my sense of being commanded by G-d does not come with a set of...

Illuminating the reasons behind Jewish Law

Not infrequently we come across interpretations of Torah precepts in the light of rational thought and scientific discoveries. There has been a division...

Love, Marriage and Mikvah

Before we discuss Jewish insights into the very private world of intimacy, we need to free ourselves of some non-Jewish notions about the topic. The...