I just returned from a business trip where I stayed up late one night reading the Bible that was in the nightstand. Or I should say, that I tried reading it. The translation was indecipherable, with all the...More
Home Hebrew School-
We are a Franco-American Jewish family who is currently residing in New Delhi, India. While in France we belonged to a very supportive community with its own children's education program. However, New Delhi does not...More
Learn Torah Now!-
I am 66 years old and have recently gotten more interested in my Jewish heritage. I see many young people in my neighborhood (Manhattan) getting together for Torah study sessions and I envy them. They are young and can...More
Learning and not Observing-
I am a woman who was a Reform Jew my entire life and have begun Jewish learning over the past few years. Now that I am learning, I am feeling bad about some things I’m not observing. For example, I now know that the...More
People of The Book-
I've always heard that the Jews are the "people of the book." Can you clarify for me exactly what that means?
Pursuit of Truth-
On a recent trip to Israel I spent time with my yeshiva-educated cousins. I have a lot of respect for their devotion and dedication to their beliefs. On the other hand, as a Reform Jew, I was really bothered by the...More
Talmud Study Online-
I've had the opportunity from time to time to learn the Talmud, but currently there is nothing being offered in my area. I was wondering if it's possible to do this online, and if so, what sites are the best?
Torah Study - Prioritized-
I've noticed that some Orthodox Jews downplay the need for secular knowledge. They don't seem to talk about the need for computer technology, artistic inclinations, or national defense. There seems to be a singular...More
Torah Study and the Jewish Soul-
I’m trying to sort out a feeling I’m experiencing: I’ve studied about Judaism in Sunday school, was bat mitzvah’d, and have studied Judaism as a student of comparative religions, but never actually studied Jewish texts...More
What is Torah?-
What is the literal meaning of the word Torah? Some I’ve asked have conjectured it means “The Book” or Hebrew for the Greek “Bible.” Someone else thought it meant tradition. Are these correct?
Who is a Rabbi?-
What exactly is meant by "rabbi?" So many times people will question a rabbi as to whether he is a "real" rabbi or fake. Do the different branches of Judaism have different criteria?
Why Study Torah-
I have a religious cousin who is always urging me study Torah. What is the big deal about Torah study, any more than mathematics or gardening?