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.
Personalities of the Bible
As the herald of the messianic age and a recurring figure in Jewish folklore, Elijah's legacy surpasses that of virtually all the other prophets of Israel.
This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.
Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?
For many Jews, the Torah's authority does not derive from being a divine document.
The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated with a period of mourning.
Sages & Scholars
Maimonides has long been a figure of extraordinary authority. Yet his understanding of Judaism was highly controversial.
A philosopher, physician, rabbinic scholar and more, Maimonides was the most famous Jew of the premodern age.
Jews Around the Globe
Tolerance and assimilation led to the near-disappearance of a Chinese Jewish community over 1,000 years old.
After first Isaiah’s message of rebuke, another writing under his name came to comfort Israel with immortal poetry.
Amos' prophecy shows that God's wrath blazes so fiercely precisely because of God's compassion for the weak and the marginalized.