God And Metaphor

Believers and skeptics alike tend to view God similarly -- as big, all-powerful, and good. But there are other options.

When the Words of Prayer Ring Hollow

Many Jews find it hard to speak words in prayer that feel untrue. Two Jewish values hint at another way.

Does God Need Our Prayers?

In a word, yes -- but not in the way most people think.

How to Say Mi Kamocha

This prayer, recited immediately before the Amidah, declares that God is like no other.

Veahavta: And You Shall Love

The first paragraph of the Shema offers three models for loving God.

Did God Write the Torah — and Does it Matter?

For many Jews, the Torah's authority does not derive from being a divine document.

Do Not Open This Napkin

Holiness and secrecy are intricately enmeshed in the Torah.

What is Hashem?

A name for God that simply means "the Name."

Parashat Vayeilech Quiz

Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.

In God’s Image: B’tselem Elohim

Jewish texts teach that all humans are created in the image of God.