prophets

What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

Haftarah for Shabbat Shuvah

The haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.

The Book of Joshua

Leading the Israelites into the Promised land.

Why Joshua?

Here are numerous reasons for choosing Joshua as the haftarah for Simchat Torah.

Joshua & His Time

A short biography.

What Is the Haftarah, and Why Do We Read It?

A passage from the Prophets recited after Torah reading.

The Promise of the Promised Land

In the Bible, possession of the Land of Israel is tied to moral behavior.

Hosea & Amos: Prophets to the North

Hosea and Amos share prophetic concern for a nation in turmoil.

A Crash Course in Early Jewish History

From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.

The Many Faces of King David

Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king