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‘Do Not Stand By the Blood of Your Neighbor’

This Torah injunction is understood to require individuals to do everything in their power to avoid bloodshed.

The Jewish Prayer For Doctors

Widely attributed to Maimonides, this prayer asks for strength and guidance in applying the art of healing.

How to Say Yigdal

This hymn, based on Maimonides' 13 principles of faith, is often sung at the conclusion of Friday night services.

Why Purim is the Holiday of Prayer

The holiday of drunken revelry is also the day that proves the Torah's assertion that God answers all prayers.

What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

Does the Bible Condone Slavery?

Why it's imperative to fight slavery even though the Torah tolerates it.

Ask the Expert: Jews in Church

Is it OK for a practicing Jew to attend church on a Christian holiday?

Maimonides on Seder Zeraim

The sequence of the tractates in the Order

Jewish Astrology

Talmudic rabbis believed in astrology, but they thought the Jews were miraculously immune from the stars' influence.

Sacrifice

Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.