Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway.

A sampler of Yiddish films (with English subtitles) on the Internet.

The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!

The ancient practice of tearing clothes is a tangible expression of grief and anger in the face of death.

A new identity for the second day of Shemini Atzeret.

Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king

The Book of Samuel tells of the rise of the Davidic monarchy

Learn the many chapters that make up the Tanach and find out where you can find more information about each.

How the Jewish year is numbered.

The Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, is divided into three sections: Torah, Prophets and Writings.