Judaism

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

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

Netzach Yehuda Memorial day

Last night an emotional evening was held in Heichal Shlomo synagogue in Jerusalem, in memory of the Charedi IDF soldiers who fell on duty.

Int'l Bible Contest for Youth held in person for 1st time since COVID-19

Chidon Ha’tanach, the International Bible Contest for Youth, takes place annually on Israel’s Independence Day.

02/05/2022

'Am Yisrael High': YIVO exhibit shows connection between Jews, weed

The exhibit displays texts and artifacts tracing the connections — some speculative and most very real — between Jews and weed.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
01/05/2022
Shabbat candles

Shabbat candle-lighting times for Israel and US

See Passover and Shabbat times for your area.

Why the word 'pork' makes something kosher deemed non-kosher

This problem, known in halachic literature as mar’it ayin, can be circumvented if there are clear distinctive markers, or if it becomes readily known that there are fake look-alike versions.

By SHLOMO M. BRODY
28/04/2022
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