How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.
Sages & Scholars
One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.
The two texts developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.
Why Shmita, the commandment to let Israel's farmland rest every seven years, is relevant even for today's urban Diaspora Jews.
Jewish thought is not a single continuous tradition, but rather a varied mix of works, which reflect the specific ideological and historical positions of those who wrote them.
How much do you know about Judaism's leading thinkers and their philosophies?
How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?
How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?
Science and Ecology
Bringing animal treatment, workers' conditions, and environmental issues to a kosher table.
The concept of Tzaar Baalei Hayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.
The second-century sage was the inspiration for many legends and may have died as a martyr.
Can one believe in both?
Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.
The most widely read Jewish Bible commentator, he also wrote a running commentary to the Babylonian Talmud.
Why do bad things happen to good people?