Ultra-Orthodox Jews (Chareidim), Fanatic Religious Jews and Neturei Karta
Are Chareidim (Ultra-Orthodox Jews) who throw stones on cars on Shabbat authentic chareidim? Is it good to be an extremist? A few thoughts about extremism and being an Ultra-Orthodox Jew. Guidance for those strengthening their commitment to Judaism
Why Keep Kosher?
What are the benefits of keeping kosher? Why do Jews keep kosher? Is the reason for keeping kosher related to health?
Do You Want Proof That G-d Watches Over us?
Why is it impossible for G-d to forsake His world?
What is the Talmud? What is the Oral Law?
Judaism would be completely mysterious if not for the Oral Law which explains the basis and practical laws of keeping Judaism. Rabbi Berel Wein explains what the Oral Law is all about
What is Judaism? When did Judaism begin?
What is Judaism? What do Jews believe? When did Judaism begin? Rabbi Berel Wein explains the core beliefs and frameworks of Judaism, and what makes it different from other religions
What is Prayer About - Taking or Giving?
Some see prayer as a chance to approach God with a long list of requests. Is prayer just a self-centered, meditative grab for the good stuff? Rabbi Botton expounds on the purpose of prayer
Chosen Nation: G-d Gave the Torah Only To Us; Isn’t That Discrimination? Part 6
G-d gives non-Jews the opportunity and divine assistance to know his Torah and convert if they wish
What Does ‘Shema Yisrael’ Mean? Why is it so Central in Judaism?
7 facts about Shema Yisrael a basic concept of Judaism
Clarifying the Purpose of Life
Traditional Jewish belief teaches that there is an objective “starting point” that applies equally to everyone and everything in the world. It is not subjective and was not chosen arbitrarily. It is one that can be verified through each individual’s own experience
What Would You Do if You Could Meet Any Person For One Hour?
Would you talk or listen to them? In a one minute video, Rabbi Eliav Friedman will explain Judaism's approach to Prayer and Torah learning
How Far Does the Reward for a Life-Saver Go?
G-d pays not only for saving the person but all future generations of his descendants.
Why Should I Wear a Kippa?
It’s a mirror of who you are that amplifies your deeds
An Intimate Rivalry: The Jews and Classical Islam
Cornell University Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies Ross Brann discusses the fruitful and close relationship between Jews and Muslims in the early Islamic caliphates. A program of the Center for Jewish History.
What’s the Difference Between Judaism and Other Religions?
Judaism is not afraid to declare that G-d gave His Torah to His chosen people in front of the entire nation, as is written explicitly in the Torah. It’s impossible to invent a historical story like this and ask an entire people to keep Shabbat, put on tefillin, keep family purity laws and much more unless they were convinced G-d Himself had commanded it
Did you know: The Ten Commandments
Did you know The Ten Commandments might actually be Nine Commandments?
Did You Know: Shabbat Nachamu
Did you know why the Shabbat after Tisha B'av has a special name?