Study Beliefs & Practices
For many Jews, the Torah's authority does not derive from being a divine document.
Beliefs & Practices
The centrality of God in Judaism may not be as straightforward as you think.
And what does chosenness mean anyway?
In Judaism, who or what is God?
Jewish conceptions of God have varied through the ages.
Magic & the Supernatural
These supernatural beings appear widely throughout Jewish texts.
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?
Prayer remains vital to our religious experience, even if God doesn't swoop down to remove tumors.
Traditional Judaism answers with an emphatic "yes!"
Modernity raised serious challenges for traditional conceptions of God.
The Guide for the Perplexed tells us more about what God isn't than what God is.
Most young children have some concept of God. It is important to respond to their questions with sophistication and honesty.
Evidence indicates that the Bible, in the form we have it, is a human document, but that does not mean it is not sacred.
From the Bible to the Talmud to the Hasidic masters, miracles are found everywhere in Jewish tradition — but there is no single way to understand them.