Reading between the lines of a queen’s refusal.
Instead of using Vashti and Esther as foils for each other, let us amplify their voices as unique and independent responses to their challenging circumstances.
How the couples in the Book of Esther communicate—or not—speaks volumes about the quality of their relationship.
When we look at the Book of Esther through a modern lens, it can teach us a thing or two about developing a strong sense of self and how that enriches our relationships.
Dressing as Queen Esther is never out of fashion, but we think it’s time to branch out. While one obvious choice is to pull your hair back in a tight bun, throw on a black robe, accessorize with a lace collar, and large, dark-rimmed glasses and go as the honorable RBG, here are some other empowered women worth emulating this Purim.
This Chanukah, find what in Jewish life sparks a flame and inspires your dedication.
If anyone ever told you Chanukah wasn’t important, hang on to your dreidel!
Finding the deeper meaning in the Chanukah lights helps us connect with the best in ourselves.
Chanukah without presents? We’re having nun of it. The Festival of Lights is nearly upon us. With eight days of presents, you might find yourself in need of a little inspiration. Here are some of our favorite, fun gift ideas.
Three women write about one value their different faiths have in common: respect for women.
Creating a wedding that sets the tone for a marriage.
Though it looks fragile, we shouldn’t underestimate the sukkah’s power to infuse our lives with meaning.
Though you can’t fix what can’t be fixed or undo the past, you can improve the future.
In this exclusive op-ed for JW magazine, Caryl M. Stern writes about a subject that's close to her heart and work: children who are fleeing violence and poverty.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the days in-between are a time to reboot our lives. Here are reflections—and commitments--that four notable Jewish women shared with us for the New Year 5777.
While religion may fail to comfort a woman facing infertility and loss, Jewish spirit can still buttress a broken heart.
Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, is a Jewish self-help tool - a time of study and self-reflection, growth and discovery, to begin shaping the year ahead.
We spoke to women rabbis and religious leaders about finding spiritual nourishment in the High Holidays. Their answers are both personal and profound.
Purim is one day we’re supposed to be moderate in our moderation, even abandon ourselves to excess. But will moderation soon be a relic from a more innocent time?
When we engage with biblical stories, says Rabbi Sandy Sasso, we often find insights and wisdom that help us understand our own lives.
The texts we read on the holiday of Shavuot offer two encounters with the divine: One in the dramatic revelation at Sinai and the other in the quiet unfolding of human relationships.
When I took on the daunting task of learning to read Torah I didn’t realize how the experience would change me.
Try these creative strategies for adding spirituality, meaning and beauty to your holiday experience.
Motherhood is a marathon of pushing past our comfort level to remain calm amid grocery line tantrums. But it is also much more, as Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg conveys in her new book, Nurture the WOW
The Passover table is a blank slate, with opportunities to create a look that is both lovely and personal.
The creators of Rebecca and Rose, an attractive new Jewish lifestyle blog, share their tips for involving children in the Seder.
Our spiritual ties to nature date back to Genesis. Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin writes about taking care of the land so the land can always take care of us.
Passover strategies for women who do too much.
The Seder gives us each permission to tell our personal story of enslavement honestly and openly, taking an important step toward freedom.
Eight thoughtful ways to prepare spiritually for Passover.