Parshat Metzora calls attention to how we treat those who are excluded and alienated from our society.
We can learn numerous lessons from the statement of the owner of a house that appears to be afflicted with spiritual defilement.
When we welcome baby girls into the covenant we allow them to remind us of God's presence in the world.
After learning the results of an experiment involving a decapitated sheep, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach decided to permit organ donations.
Some worry that the discovery of "Jewish" genetic diseases will negatively affect the image and treatment of Jews.
Most (but not all) rabbinic authorities consider "partial birth abortion" on the same terms as other abortions.
In Judaism, the question of when "ensoulment" takes place is both unanswerable and irrelevant to the issue of abortion.
An overview of Israel's relationship to the Sinai, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights, 1948-67.
Israel worked to absorb massive numbers of Jewish immigrants during the 1950s.
For this crop of American writers, being Jewish is as natural as breathing, sleeping, and sex.
Nationalistic poetry was a powerful, early Israeli genre.
The future of Israeli literature is as uncertain as Israel's ever-fluctuating demography.