Judaism

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

Artificial insemination: Who is the mother according to Jewish law?

Most Jewish medical ethicists have taken a generally positive attitude toward assisted reproductive tech, even as they impose restrictions on its use.

By SHLOMO BRODY
26/11/2022

In ‘Mapping Jewish San Francisco,’ a treasure trove of Bay Area Jewish history goes on display

Bay area Jews have a hidden cultural history to explore.

By MAYA MIRSKY/JTA
26/11/2022

Thanksgiving: Gratitude or gratification?

Sitting around a Thanksgiving table and admiring the trait of gratitude feels deeply religious and is fully consonant with our own value system.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
26/11/2022

Rabbi Sacks's last book: His words – his memorial

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: ‘Serenity in the face of death came from profound tranquility in the face of life’

Parashat Toldot: A cautionary tale

In this discourse on the meaning of the word “toldot,” our default is applying it in anthropocentric terms. But is that correct?

Parashat Toldot: Awareness & making the right choice

Both Isaac and Rebekah prayed to have children, and yet it does not say “and the Lord accepted their prayer.” It was only Isaac’s prayer that was accepted. Why?

ETHIOPIAN-ISRAELI KESSIM celebrate the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv

What is Sigd, the holiday of Beta Israel and Ethiopian Jews? - explainer

What exactly is the Jewish holiday of Sigd about? What are its origins? How is it celebrated in Ethiopia and Israel? And should all Jews celebrate it?

23/11/2022

Kosher bagels allowed in Qatar for FIFA World Cup - rabbi

“We’re taking baby steps, who would have dreamt that there would be kosher bagels in Qatar?" said Rabbi Marc Schneier, adding that Qataris “have absolutely no problem with any type of kosher food.”

21/11/2022

On Abraham - the Bible's most interesting character

Abraham's story begins when God tells him to go forth for himself to the land that God will shown him, and he goes.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
19/11/2022
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