What is ExploringJudaism?
ExploringJudaism is the digital home for Conservative Judaism.
ExploringJudaism is a home for Torah that embraces the beauty and complexity of Judaism, and our personal search for meaning and learning. There is always something to learn and explore.
ExploringJudaism seeks to help people find explainers on subjects they wish to learn more about, practical guides on how to observe Judaism, and reflections on how to make life more meaningful.
Our approach is rooted in Conservative Judaism and in the ideas that Judaism grows with us, that we’re guided by process, and that there is beauty in the balance.
Why You Should Host a Pride Shabbat
Aimee Close shares her story of becoming a synagogue member and the power and importance of Pride Shabbat and being welcoming.
Why Keep Kosher?
Given the importance of kashrut in Jewish life, it is unfortunate that so much about it is so widely misunderstood.
What do I do if my Tefillin are no Longer Black?
There were places where the tefillin were no longer black, but nearly see-through. What they needed was a good thick coat of paint.
Hold Onto This Rope
Rabbi Jessica Fisher reflects on the overturning of Roe: Mitzvot are a rope tossed overboard to haul us up from the depths and back to safety.
Unpacking the Phrase: Barukh HaShem
What does “Barukh HaShem” really mean? What is the origin of this phrase? If we don’t believe in God, how do we relate to the phrase?