Judaism

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

Gaza mosques to Jerusalem synagogues: A radical Islamist's journey to Judaism

Almost nothing in the appearance of Yaron Avraham, a religious Jew, can provide any hint of his past life and horrible childhood experiences.

12/06/2024

Shavuot: The beauty of the Jewish Torah, agricultural holiday

There are several underlying principles to Shavuot, from agriculture to the Torah.

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Why are blintzes trending in Israel? Exploring the delicacy's connection to Shavuot

Cheese blintzes, with their rich, creamy filling, perfectly embody the festive and indulgent spirit of Shavuot.

Is destroying frozen embryos permitted in Jewish law?

Halacha only allows for abortion for therapeutic reasons, with decisors greatly divided over the scope of justifying rationales.

By SHLOMO M. BRODY
08/06/2024

Women and Tikkun Leil: When did women stay up all night learning on Shavuot?

In the 21st century, at least a million Jews – women and men – are active participants in Tikkun Leil Shavuot.

By DAVID GEFFEN
07/06/2024

Shavuot 2024: A new 10 commandments for Israel and Jewish destiny

Here are 10 fundamental doctrines regarding Israel, Jewish destiny, and Jewish universalism. 

Parashat Bamidbar: Leadership and arrogance

While the role of leadership was exclusively designated for the biblical tribe of Levi, in reality, many of us find ourselves in leadership positions.

Jewish D-Day veteran buried in a Nazi mass grave to receive a proper burial

The group had never before uncovered a Jewish American who had been buried with the very Nazis he was fighting.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
07/06/2024
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