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Bible, Jewish Texts, Study
The Book of Samuel tells of the rise of the Davidic monarchy
Ancient Israel, Ancient/Medieval Jewish History, Bible, Jewish History, Study
Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king
Jewish Film, Yiddish
A sampler of Yiddish films (with English subtitles) on the Internet.
Celebrate, Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
A new identity for the second day of Shemini Atzeret.
Mourn, Mourning Rituals
The ancient practice of tearing clothes is a tangible expression of grief and anger in the face of death.
Don't believe in God? In reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you should fast anyway.
Ancient Israel, Bible, Jewish Texts, Study
Israel's first king was a controversial ruler.
Bible, Jewish Texts, Personalities of the Bible
The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!
The pursuit of proper kavanah, the Hebrew term for directed attention, has long captured the attention of Jewish thinkers.
Bible, FAQ, Jewish Texts, Study
The Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, is divided into three sections: Torah, Prophets and Writings.