A Jewish matchmaker is called a shadchan if he is a male or a shadchanit if she is female. The tradition of matchmaking is known as shidduch. Professional matchmakers are paid to propose potential matches between singles... More »

The typical Jewish hat is called a kippah or yarmulke. The word "kippah" means "skullcap" in Yiddish, the original language of Ashkenazi Jews. The tradition of wearing a kippah at all times was created thousands of years... More »

A Jewish priest is called a "Kohen." Those who gain this title are considered to be descendants of Aaron the priest. Kohens are not to be confused with rabbis, who are simply religious educators in the Jewish religion. More »

Shabba is a term that is used as a nickname of sorts for the concept behind Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest in which an observant Jew cannot work. On Shabbat, the day of rest, Jewish people do more than just sleep in lat... More »

The Jewish religion has many rituals and practices that begin at birth for boys and girls, with baby-naming ceremonies for girls and Brit Milahs for boys. Following initiation into the Jewish religion at birth, Jewish bo... More »

Unleavened bread products, known by the Jews as matzo, is a staple of Passover meals. Other kosher foods eaten during Passover include fruits and most vegetables, meats, and some dairy products. More »

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Observant Jews are forbidden to eat pork. Jewish dietary laws, known as kashrut, dictate what can and cannot be eaten, and the specific ways in which foods must be prepared. More »