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Modern Israel

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.

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What Is Midrash?

These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.

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What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day

The Evolution of Israeli Cuisine

Increasingly trendy worldwide, Israeli food mixes the flavors of the Middle East and the Jewish Diaspora.

The Torah

Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.

Jews and the African Slave Trade

Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.

What Were Pogroms?

Anti-Jewish violence sweeping the Russian Empire in the late 19th century spurred many Jews to emigrate and organize politically.

Modern Israeli History: A Timeline

Key moments in the Jewish state's history.

The Toothpaste Sacrifice

Like toothpaste, derogatory speech cannot be returned to the tube.

A Timeline of the Holocaust

From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.

How to Find a Jewish Study Partner Online

Resources for learning with others on the Internet.

Guide to Weekly Torah Commentaries Online

Where to find podcasts, videos and essays on the week's portion.

Anti-Semitism 101

What you need to know about the world's oldest hatred.