Especially for Beginners

These are posts that I have written especially for people who are new to Judaism or new to Jewish culture.

Is There One Right Way?

A little curiosity can reveal all sorts of interesting things about that “one right way” to do something Jewish!

What is z”l?

Z”L after a person’s name means that that person is dead. It is an abbreviation for the Hebrew phrase Zichrono livracha. [Of Blessed Memory.] The feminine form is zichronah livracha. The correct way to pronounce the abbreviation is “zahl.” Jews love acronyms…. Read More ›