An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.
These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.
How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.
An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.
As the number of Holocaust survivors declines every year, efforts have been made to preserve their testimonies.
It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.
How to find an introductory Judaism class.
Establishing a new nation and defending It
What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.
Clothing & Appearance
The Jewish reasons for facial hair, including sidelocks (payot).
Increasingly trendy worldwide, Israeli food mixes the flavors of the Middle East and the Jewish Diaspora.
Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions.
For many Jews, the Torah's authority does not derive from being a divine document.
Many of the injunctions in the Torah appear immoral from a human perspective.
The slain Israeli prime minister was a military hero who embarked on a historic effort to bring peace to his country and paid for it with his life.