What is Tzom Tammuz?

The Three Weeks from Tzom Tammuz until Tisha B’Av are a time to reflect on baseless hatred, a topic that is sadly pertinent today.

What is Sinat Chinam?

Sinat chinam (see-NAHT hee-NAHM) is  usually translated “baseless hatred.” It has also been translated as “useless hatred.” We practice sinat chinom when we hate another person or group of persons without having a good reason. The sages teach us that… Read More ›

Sacrifices for Shabbat?

I was delighted to see that sjewindy at A Humanistic Jew in Indianapolis left a pingback this morning to my post, Why Can’t Jews Get Married on Shabbat? entitled Jewish? Want a Saturday Wedding? Find a Humanistic Jew. He’s right about that;… Read More ›