Beliefs & Practices
The centrality of God in Judaism may not be as straightforward as you think.
There are 613, not just 10, commandments, or mitzvot.
The word "kosher" literally means "fit" or "appropriate."
How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.
Clothing & Appearance
The Jewish reasons for facial hair, including sidelocks (payot).
End of Life
Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.
The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.
Common Hebrew (and Aramaic) shorthand translated and explained.
The history of the weekly portion — and the different schedules on which it's done.
While most contemporary Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex when it comes to extensive piercings or piercing other body parts.
How the Five Books of Moses are divided up into weekly portions.
From challah covers to yahrzeit candles, what they are used for, how they look and where you can find them.
Body ink is a no-no, but it won't bar you from Jewish life.
How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?
Jewish law forbids hunting, and few Jews own firearms.