Judaism 101

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Life Cycle

Pages discussing major life cycle events in Judaism, from birth to death

Birth and the First Month of Life Basic
Learn about Jewish customs relating to birth, naming, circumcision, adoption, and redemption of the firstborn.
Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation Basic
Learn about the Jewish coming-of-age ceremonies: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation.
Marriage Basic
Learn about the Jewish concept of finding your soul mate, Jewish weddings, the process of acquiring a spouse, and the marital relationship.
Divorce Basic
Learn about the Jewish attitude toward divorce and the procedures involved in Jewish divorce.
Life, Death and Mourning Basic
Learn about the Jewish attitude toward the preservation of life, toward death, and Jewish mourning practices.
Olam Ha-Ba: The Afterlife Basic
Learn about Jewish beliefs regarding the afterlife, the World to Come, resurrection and reincarnation.

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