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.
Relations between African Americans and Jews have evolved through periods of indifference, partnership and estrangement.
End of Life
Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.
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 have claimed to be the Jewish Messiah, and the results have often been disastrous.
This Jewish response to a devastating epidemic in the early 20th century drew on a mixture of Eastern European customs and inspired both fierce proponents and harsh critics.