Prayer remains vital to our religious experience, even if God doesn't swoop down to remove tumors.Read More
TheologyThe Jewish God
A philosophical concept, and a personal God.Free Will
If humans are responsible for their actions, they must have the ability to choose right from wrong.When Bad Things Happen
Suffering and evil in Judaism.Kabbalah and Mysticism
Though Kabbalah has become popular among American celebrities, it was originally an esoteric and secretive discipline.Afterlife & Messiah
Can we hope for a better, more perfect existence--either after we die or in some future time?
IdentityGender & Feminism
Judaism still wrestles with a history of excluding women.Jews & Non-Jews
Some surprising attitudes.Jewish Ethnic Diversity
The true melting pot.The Chosen People?
The idea that the Jews have a special relationship with God is ubiquitous in Jewish sources.Jewish Legal Status
Who determines who is a Jew?
The Natural WorldBioethics
Jewish thinkers consider issues like euthanasia, abortion, and organ donation.Magic & the Supernatural
Do you believe in magic? Throughout history, many Jews have.Judaism & Science
Two different sources of truth.Nature & the Environment
Ancient texts can influence contemporary green issues.Suffering & Conservation
A Jewish perspective on animal suffering and conservation.
Philosophy & PoliticsWar & Peace
Judaism has a complicated relationship with war.Jewish Philosophy
Many rabbis and thinkers devoted their lives to defining what Judaism meant to them, and what it should mean to others.Principles of Faith
Maimonides' theological principles were never unanimously embraced.Peace & Nonviolence
In Judaism, peace is not only the opposite of war, it is an ideal state of affairs.Heresy
Various movements within Judaism have been viewed heretical by those who disagreed with them.