God

Loving and Fearing God

Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?

7 Ways the Torah Can Actually Sharpen Your Mind

Engaging with Torah is like yoga for the mind: It keeps our perspectives flexible and creativity strong.

What is a Mezuzah?

On the doorposts of houses and rooms.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel, and that they must continue to fear God.

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Parashat Eikev

Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25

Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3

Cause and Effect

Eikev shows us that everything we do — or avoid doing — has consequences, even if we don’t see them now.

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Jewish Ethical Wills (Tzava’ot)

A rich tradition, these free-form documents can provide comfort to the dying and their loved ones.

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The many ethnic and religious subgroups within the Jewish community.

How to Light Shabbat Candles

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Recipes

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The flavors of this light salad develop more completely the longer it sits.

Sumac Chicken and Rice Recipe

This go-to chicken and rice dish looks gorgeous, tastes incredible, comes together in no time, and you can make it all in one pan.

Quizzes

Conversion Quiz

How much do you know about conversion to Judaism?

Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat and holidays?

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