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The Tattoo Taboo in Judaism

Body ink is a no-no, but it won't bar you from Jewish life.

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Organ Donation and Judaism

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

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Is There A Jewish Afterlife?

Judaism is famously ambiguous about what happens when we die.

Anti-Semitism 101

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

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

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

What Is BDS?

All about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

Why Do Jews Put Stones on Graves?

Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.

What is a Mezuzah?

On the doorposts of houses and rooms.

Kippah, Tallit and Tefillin

The clothing of Jewish prayer.

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel

What Is Gematria?

Hebrew numerology, and the secrets of the Torah.

Are Jews the Chosen People?

And what does chosenness mean anyway?

Why Some Jewish Women Go to the Mikveh Each Month

What is niddah, or taharat ha mishpacha, and who observes it?

Is Mah-Jongg a Jewish Game?

This Chinese parlor game found Jewish enthusiasts in the Catskills.