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Ask a Jew: Is there a Significance in a $36 Donation?

I notice during this giving season that many of my Jewish friends make financial donations in the amount of $36. Is there a significance in this number?

Ask a Jew: Is It Offensive if I Wear the Star of David to Support Israel?

In solidarity with Israel, I’d like to wear the star of David, but I was born Protestant. Is it offensive for me to do this?

Ask A Jew: Are Jewish Dietary Laws Outdated?

Our Ask a Jew writer, Hyphen Parent, answers the question "Are Jewish dietary laws outdated?"

Ask a Jew: What Is Rosh Hashanah and How Is It Celebrated?

What exactly is Rosh Hashanah and how is it celebrated or observed?

Ask A Jew: List of Transgressions

During Yom Kippur, we repeat Ashmanu and Al-Chet prayers, wherein we confess to a list of transgressions.

Ask A Jew: Breaking A Glass at a Wedding

At a Jewish wedding, typically at the end of the ceremony (although the timing varies in different communities), the groom stomps on a glass, the glass breaks, and everyone shouts, “Mazel tov.”

Ask A Jew: Are Jewish Dietary Laws Outdated?

In Judaism, they can never be considered outdated because they are not a symptom of the time.

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