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What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

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Maimonides (Rambam) and His Texts

One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.

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Tale of Two Talmuds: Jerusalem and Babylonian

The two texts developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.

Thinkers & Thought Quiz

How much do you know about Judaism's leading thinkers and their philosophies?

Talmud Quiz

How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?

Jewish Bioethics Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?

Ethical Treatment of Animals in Judaism

The concept of Tzaar Baalei Hayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.

Rabbi Akiva: Separating Fact from Legend

Second-century sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

Israel in Jewish Thought 101

Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.

Who Was Rashi?

The most widely read Jewish Bible commentator, he also wrote a running commentary to the Babylonian Talmud.

Suffering & Evil 101

Why do bad things happen to good people?

The Zohar

This influential work of Jewish mysticism continues to inspire spiritual seekers.

Science & Judaism Quiz

How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?

Who Is a Jew: Patrilineal Descent

When Dad is Jewish and Mom is not, are the kids Jewish? Depends on who you ask.