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Daf Yomi

This global project of Jewish learning, now accessible to all.

How to Read the Talmud

Why this classic work of law, stories and wisdom isn't really about any of those things.

Kohelet: Torah for the 21st Century

The Book of Ecclesiastes may be the section of the Hebrew Bible most relevant to the way we experience the world today.

The Book of Eicha: Faith in a Whirlwind

At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.

Fourteen Things You Need to Know About King David

The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!

What Ruth Can Teach Us About Celebrating Shavuot

The Jewish people accepted the Torah in fear of God's overwhelming power. Ruth accepted it out of love and loyalty.

How to Handle Troubling Jewish Texts

Many of the injunctions in the Torah appear immoral from a human perspective.

The Life of Yitzhak Rabin

The slain Israeli prime minister was a military hero who embarked on a historic effort to bring peace to his country and paid for it with his life.

Where To See Yiddish Theater Today

A guide to Yiddish performances and festivals around the world.

Similar Jewish Words You Don’t Want to Mix Up

From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.

The 11 Best Ladino Expressions and Phrases To Know

Learn some choice phrases, including the most epic sneeze response ever, in this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.

Jewish Mourning FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Jewish traditions related to death and mourning,