Modern Israel

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

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


What Is Midrash?

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


What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

9 Jewish Things About Pomegranates

Why this ancient fruit is a Jewish symbol.

Rosh Hashanah Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Jewish New Year.

Yom Kippur Quiz

How much do you know about the Day of Atonement?

Jonah: Success or Failure?

The story of Jonah teaches compassion by not following the prophet's example.

The Jewish View of Sin

Each person has the inclination to do both good and bad.

Rosh Hashanah History

How the Jewish New Year became a major holiday.

Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

Sukkot Quiz

How much do you know about this fall holiday?

The Evolution of Israeli Cuisine

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