Everything you need to know about Judaism and being Jewish: the weekly Torah portion, Jewish holidays, Jewish rituals and more.
Thinking about Good and Evil - Jewish Views from Antiquity to Modernity by Rabbi Wayne Allen summarizes all the Jewish views on theodicy.
A photo essay captures the stories of six Torah scrolls from around the world - Yemen, Siberia, France, Germany - which all ended up in Israel.
Shouldn’t this great man be introduced along with his heroic credentials? Why is this his past résumé kept confidential?
The various reactions to Angrist’s achievement – and the fact that it was significant news here – says much about both the Jewish and the Israeli psyche.
Rabbi Sacks taught us all, every parent, every teacher, every academic, every lay leader, every philanthropist and every child that we held the key to a better tomorrow.
“Heavy Metal Parking Lot,” a mini-documentary that accidentally achieved iconic status via underground word-of-mouth, turned 35 years old this year.
On its face, the story of Noah and the flood, with its parade of animals, is just right for kids. In truth, it’s a weird and woolly story that gets weirder and woolier the more you think about it.
The European “secular religion” is missionary, aggressive and exclusive and “mono-atheistic.” It also doesn't work.
What was the aim of the builders of the tower of babel? This question has received many answers.
Why did God punish those building the tower if unity is usually considered a positive value, not one seen in a negative light?
As Jews, we don’t just believe in the possibility of better tomorrow – we actively yearn and pray for it.
Many Talmudic sages believe that shmita restrictions today stem only from a rabbinic decree. A few even assert that our observance of these laws is a pious custom.
God tells Adam if he eats of the fruit he will die. He and Eve eat but do not die. Why not?
This Torah portion tells the story of God creating the world and the events that occurred in the beginning of days.
The liturgy of the synagogue resonates with me, and I enjoy singing along with whoever is leading the service, as I grew up with a father who took me every Friday night and Shabbat to shul.
The transformation of the second day of Shmini Atzeret into Simhat Torah is a direct outcome of the Jewish exile from our homeland.
An excerpt from the new book about prayer and connecting to the need to yearn.
See Simhat Torah times for your area.
On Simhat Torah, we dance in celebration. For the differently-abled, this may be a time of not joy — but frustration. The differently-abled may dance differently, but we should always dance together.
It’s instructive to explore the background of Simhat Torah. Doing so allows us to decide how to express our personal delight and happiness in Torah in a variety of ways
The Book of Shemot, Parashat Terumah: "The Ark shall be a precise blend of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit and a half high."
A rundown of the rules, times, history, and meaning of the unique Jewish holidays.