Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers
An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.
What Is Midrash?
These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.
Modern Israel at a Glance
An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.
Black-Jewish Relations in America
Relations between African Americans and Jews have evolved through periods of indifference, partnership and estrangement.
Rosh Hashanah FAQ: All About the Jewish New Year
Your Rosh Hashanah questions answered.
Balaam the Prophet
The infamous story of the prophet with the talking donkey demonstrates the Bible's awareness that powers of divination were not limited to Israelite seers.
The Book of Eicha: Faith in a Whirlwind
At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.
Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Care
Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.
Judaism and Pets: Questions and Answers
What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.
Why Do So Many Orthodox Men Have Beards?
The Jewish reasons for facial hair, including sidelocks (payot).
The Book of Lamentations
This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day