FAQ

Beliefs & Practices

Organ Donation and Judaism

Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on this life-saving procedure.

Afterlife

Is There A Jewish Afterlife?

Judaism is famously ambiguous about what happens when we die.

9 Jewish Things About Pomegranates

Why this ancient fruit is a Jewish symbol.

What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

How to Find Jewish Resources Near You

Directories for locating synagogues and other Jewish institutions in your area.

10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books

Looking for a Judaism 101 book to start your Jewish learning?

Can A Jew Get Body Piercings?

While most contemporary Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex when it comes to extensive piercings or piercing other body parts.

Terrorism in Israel: Questions and Answers

Palestinian attacks on civilians have been a feature of life in Israel since even before the country’s establishment.

What Is the Temple Mount?

Holy to both Jews and Muslims, this area in Jerusalem's Old City has been a focal point of inter-religious tension for decades.

Jews and the African Slave Trade

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