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Clothing & Appearance

The Tattoo Taboo in Judaism

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

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.

Jews and the African Slave Trade

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

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 movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

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.

Jewish Calendar: Solar and Lunar

How the Hebrew calendar works.

Jewish Views on Cremation

Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.

Kippah, Tallit and Tefillin

The clothing of Jewish prayer.

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel