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Traditional Sources on Sexual Pleasure

Some classical Jewish statements about sex might surprise you.

Rejecting Halakhah

Some Jewish thinkers condone homosexuality, despite the condemnation of homosexual sex in Jewish law.

Parashat Tzav: Summary

God tells Moses to describe the rituals for some of the offerings to the priests; the priests then undergo the process of ordination.

Sacrifices And Passover

The juxtaposition of Vayikra with preparations for Passover shows the parallels between cleaning our homes and souls and offering atonement and thanksgiving.

Parashat Vayikra: Summary

God commands Moses regarding various types of offerings: under what circumstances they should be offered and what they should consist of.

Israel’s Foreign Policy

An examination of the development of the Israeli military.

Jewish History, 1948 to 1980

A narrative of Jewish history between 1948 and 1980, including the foundation of the state of Israel, Jews in the USSR, and suburbanization in the United States.

After the Holocaust

Refugees and trials of the Nazis.

Holocaust as History

An introduction to historical scholarship about the Holocaust.

Berakhot 2a: What’s on the Opening Page of the Talmud

The Talmud treats the law as a given; its agenda is to see how the different understandings of that law relate to each other.

Terumah

Exodus 25:1-27:19

Ki Tissa

Exodus 30:11-34:35