Jewish Texts

The Masoretic Text

The traditional--sometimes imperfect--Jewish version of the Torah text.

Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal)

19th-century Italian scholar/poet who questioned authorship of the Zohar.


Sanctifying God's name.

Karet: A Biblical Punishment

What does it mean to be 'cut off' from the Jewish people?

The Kaddish Prayer

There are many versions of the Jewish 'mourner's prayer.'

Who Was the High Priest?

The leader of all priests in the ancient Temple had special rights and privileges.

Holy Sparks

A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.