Judaism

Everything you need to know about Judaism and being Jewish: the weekly Torah portion, Jewish holidays, Jewish rituals and more.

The Omer: Counting the days from Passover to Shavuot

Counting the Omer links us to the words of the Psalms: “Number your days so that you may acquire a heart of wisdom.” 

Why do people abandon religion?

Even religious Jews are less educated in religion's broader philosophical underpinnings.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
14/05/2022

Rabbi who ‘speaks to Christians’ condemned them on Twitter, it cost him his job

What happened next was a case study in 2022 Twitter, which is filled with political activism, trolls and the constant chance that one wrong move could have major consequences.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
14/05/2022

Omer: How to synthesize our relationship with God, people

What are we meant to commemorate and how does it contribute to spiritual growth between Passover and Shavuot?

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
13/05/2022

Parashat Behar: Faith and compassion

A farmer works his land and is sustained by it for six years. On the seventh year, like the one we are in now, he is commanded not to cultivate or work the land.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
13/05/2022

Parashat Emor: Respect

The concept of impurity was meant to maintain a distance between the hard, painful aspects of life and the lofty and sacred aspects of the Temple.

A 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible,was unveiled at the Museum of the Bible on November 8, 2019.

Parashat Emor: Modern blasphemy!

In this week’s Torah portion, we are told the blasphemer should be put to death (Leviticus 24:16). That words could be fatal was taken very seriously. 

06/05/2022

Drama in Bible quiz: Co-champions crowned

This was the first time there were two winners since 2013.

05/05/2022
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