Judaism approves of sex and sexual pleasure, valuing it as a means toward procreation and companionship.
A selection of statements from rabbis of various denominations.
Gender & Sexuality
Traditional sources on homosexuality.
The message to the one who is circumcised: The covenant involves pain and sacrifice as well as honor and sanctity. And it is part of who you are, branded into your flesh at birth.
From biblical to contemporary times, how Jews have practiced this ceremony of redemption of the first-born.
Jews & Non-Jews
Interfaith relationships between Jews and non-Jews is a hard-hitting issue that affects the entire Jewish world.
Liturgy, Tradition, and Change
Literary, historical, and theological perspectives on whether the Torah is divine, human, or something in between
Using genetic technology for therapeutic purposes is acceptable, but many related issues have yet to be addressed.
Abortions are sometimes permitted when the pregnant woman is at risk.
What are the Jewish legal issues with organ transplantation?
Beliefs & Practices
According to Jewish law, human life begins at birth, not conception.