If it does not serve a legitimate medical purpose, cosmetic surgery is frowned upon by the Jewish legal tradition.
How this genre gleans deep meaning from the Torah's text
Halakhic Midrash on Exodus.
Jews & Non-Jews
Rabbinic authorities have used different arguments to redress inequities in the way halakhah treats non-Jews.
At times, Jews have embraced large numbers of converts, but hostile relations with Gentile neighbors often led to suspicion of proselytes as well.
Israel Shahak's theory that anti-Gentile traditions have influenced Israeli policy is well known in both Arab and anti-Semitic circles, but Jews have yet to properly confront it.
Traditional musical motifs, called nusah, give each service of Jewish prayer a distinct sound.
With the Enlightenment, Jewish painters experienced unprecedented opportunity.
The artist's unique geographical creations have made him a leading pioneer of optic and kinetic art.
Visual arts are a beautiful way to express religious devotion.
Jewish artists have tended to take on elements of the societies in which the artists lived.
As far back as the biblical period, art has been created and valued in Jewish communities.