Judaism and Pets: Questions and Answers
What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.
Maimonides and His Discontents
Maimonides has long been a figure of extraordinary authority. Yet his understanding of Judaism was highly controversial.
Who Was Maimonides?
A philosopher, physician, rabbinic scholar and more, Maimonides was the most famous Jew of the premodern age.
Judaism and Mental Illness
While Jews were instrumental in establishing the field of psychology, the Jewish community is not always comfortable dealing with those who suffer from psychiatric conditions.
Jewish Employee-Employer Relations
How Jewish law seeks to create a balanced relationship between bosses and workers.
Maimonides (Rambam) and His Texts
One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.
Jewish Thought and Philosophy 101
Jewish thought is not a single continuous tradition, but rather a varied mix of works, which reflect the specific ideological and historical positions of those who wrote them.
How the Jewish People Invented Hope
Judaism is a sustained struggle against the world that is in the name of the world that could be — but is not yet.
Tale of Two Talmuds: Jerusalem and Babylonian
The two versions of the Talmud developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.
Maimonides’ Philosophical Writings
In his landmark philosophical work, The Guide to the Perplexed, Maimonides sought to put Judaism on a rational footing.
Thinkers & Thought Quiz
How much do you know about Judaism's leading thinkers and their philosophies?
How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?
What Is “Ethical” Kashrut?
Bringing animal treatment, workers' conditions, and environmental issues to a kosher table.