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Jewish Practice

In these articles, Mishpacha presents a concise view on several central Jewish practices, and their relevance for us today. We invite you to join in the discussion of these ideas and practices in our intimate, ongoing virtual communities.


Mindfulness and gratitude at the table.

Keeping kosher

How ancient rules can turn eating into a spiritual experience.


The real quality time. A look at the meaning of Sabbath rest, a guide to some traditions, and tips on making it fun for your kids. 


Separation anxiety and hydrophobia: How (and why) Judaism makes all the people celibate, some of the time.

Kaddish & Yizkor

Remembrance rituals for the dead that continue long after the initial mourning period comes to a close. Keeping the connection, and celebrating it in a meaningful way.

Other Mishpacha sections:

Jewish Beliefs
A very brief outline of Jewish thought
A Jewish Journey, Wrestling with God, Fixing the World, Gender Roles

A guide to understanding and celebrating the Jewish calendar
Sabbath, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, CHanukkah, Passover, Purim

Life Cycle
How Jews celebrate and observe life's passages
Birth, Circumcision, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Marriage, Death & Mourning

How to raise a Jewish child
An introduction to Jewish parenting, Traditional texts on parenting, Shabbat as a family, CHanukkah for kids, Children and mourning

How to find a place in your local Jewish community
Why connect? Choosing a place to live, Connecting to schools and synagogues, Shaking up your synagogue, Starting a community, Mishpacha's on-line communities

Discuss your Jewish journey with us and other parents
Ask Judy, Mishpacha's on-line communities



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