It is customary to celebrate Tu Bi-Shevat by eating fruits and reciting the She-Hehiyanu blessing on them. This custom, however, has proved challenging in recent years as advances in technology have made it difficult to find new fruit—as defined by halakhah—to say the She-Hehiyanu
How can we respond to a Seder during which it is prohibited to host guests? Yitzchak Etshalom and David Block each offer unique tefillot to be recited at our Seder table this year.
Chaim Saiman on halakhic change and the observance of Tisha Be-Av.
Ben Lorber reflects on the meaning of ya'aleh ve-yavo.
Michael Bernstein examines how the individual experience is ironically incorporated into holidays that are all about the community.
Jerome Marcus on the Akeidah: It's not about ethics vs. divine command, but about Hashem versus Elokim!
Matt Lubin reflects on the holiday of Shavuot.
Yaakov Jaffe analyzes the multiple meanings of a medieval Jewish poem and popular Shabbat table song.
Steven Weiner writes on the significance of tears on Tishah Be-Av and how they relate to the thanks of birkat ha-mazon.
Dan Margulies offers a rundown of the sukkah zip-tie construction, the next great halakhic frontier