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.
Apricot, poppy seed or prune?
How to find an introductory Judaism class.
What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.
It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.
The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
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.
The Purim story is a reminder of our essential power for human agency.
From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.
End of Life
Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.
Learn some choice phrases, including the most epic sneeze response ever, in this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.