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Is Judaism Concerned with Conservation? Is Judaism Concerned with Conservation?

Is Judaism Concerned with Conservation?

Does it really matter when a species goes extinct?

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9 Quotes about Israel from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

9 Quotes about Israel from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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Israel is the home of hope.

The Importance of Silence in Jewish Thought
The Importance of Silence in Jewish Thought

The Importance of Silence in Jewish Thought

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Silence is necessary to attain wisdom.

Is the Messiah a Christian Concept?

Is the Messiah a Christian Concept?

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Why you should care about the Messiah.

Music in Judaism
Music in Judaism

Music in Judaism

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What is the Jewish attitude to music?

Wonders in Jewish History
Wonders in Jewish History

Wonders in Jewish History

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A quick analysis of Jewish history and how it was predicted by the Hebrew Bible.

What Is Kosher and Why?
What Is Kosher and Why?

What Is Kosher and Why?

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A quick overview and 5 basic reasons.

Emunah: Your Greatest Power
Emunah: Your Greatest Power

Emunah: Your Greatest Power

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An insightful video for children about belief in God.

Tu B’Shvat: The Beginning of Potential

Tu B’Shvat: The Beginning of Potential

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Tu B’Shvat, Purim and Passover correspond to three phases of life.

The Messiah in Judaism
The Messiah in Judaism

The Messiah in Judaism

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Why do Jews believe in the Messiah?

Why Judaism Should Matter to You
Why Judaism Should Matter to You

Why Judaism Should Matter to You

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the greatness of being Jewish.

Is Judaism a Race, Religion, Family or Nation?
Is Judaism a Race, Religion, Family or Nation?

Is Judaism a Race, Religion, Family or Nation?

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What defines the Jewish People?

What is the Jewish view of Divine Providence?
What is the Jewish view of Divine Providence?

What is the Jewish view of Divine Providence?

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Three classical Jewish approaches.

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

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From King Solomon to Einstein, exploring the meaning of some of the best Jewish quotes.

Hanukkah: God Doesn't Shout, He Whispers
Hanukkah: God Doesn't Shout, He Whispers

Hanukkah: God Doesn't Shout, He Whispers

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Why do we light candles for 8 days when the miracle only lasted for 7 days?

Does Judaism Believe in Reincarnation?
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Does Judaism Believe in Reincarnation?

Does Judaism Believe in Reincarnation?

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Fulfilling the soul’s unique mission may take more than one lifetime.

King David and the Art of Admitting Your Mistakes
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King David and the Art of Admitting Your Mistakes

King David and the Art of Admitting Your Mistakes

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Does a leader have to be perfect?

Against the Flow

Against the Flow

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What happens when the majority isn't right?

Life after Death
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Life after Death

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What matters most is maximizing our life before death.

What’s Wrong with Pornography?: One Jewish Perspective
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What’s Wrong with Pornography?: One Jewish Perspective

What’s Wrong with Pornography?: One Jewish Perspective

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Holiness comes through giving, not taking.

Hell: What Do Jews Believe?
Hell: What Do Jews Believe?

Hell: What Do Jews Believe?

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What is the Jewish definition of heaven and hell and why isn't the afterlife mentioned the Torah?

Q&A: The Jewish Calendar
Q&A: The Jewish Calendar

Q&A: The Jewish Calendar

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Why is it different and what is its significance?

Why the 4 Species on Sukkot?
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Why the 4 Species on Sukkot?

Why the 4 Species on Sukkot?

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Everything has its own part to play the Divine orchestra.

Q&A: Why Do We Fast on Yom Kippur?
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Q&A: Why Do We Fast on Yom Kippur?

Q&A: Why Do We Fast on Yom Kippur?

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For one day we single-mindedly focus on the soul.

Q&A: What is the Significance of the Shofar and Rosh Hashanah?
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Q&A: What is the Significance of the Shofar and Rosh Hashanah?

Q&A: What is the Significance of the Shofar and Rosh Hashanah?

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Proclaiming true freedom.

The Truth about Religion: Using Evidence to Decide What to Believe

The Truth about Religion: Using Evidence to Decide What to Believe

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Religions tell stories about the world. We want to know if there is truth in those stories. How can we find this out?

Feeling the Love on Rosh Hashanah
Feeling the Love on Rosh Hashanah

Feeling the Love on Rosh Hashanah

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God judges us only because He loves us and cares about what we do.

Why Did God Create Me?: A Jewish Response
Why Did God Create Me?: A Jewish Response

Why Did God Create Me?: A Jewish Response

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It wasn’t because He was bored or lonely.

Q&A: Why Do Religious Jews Dress the Way They Do?
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Q&A: Why Do Religious Jews Dress the Way They Do?

Q&A: Why Do Religious Jews Dress the Way They Do?

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How clothes make the man.

If There's a God, Why Is There Suffering?
If There's a God, Why Is There Suffering?

If There's a God, Why Is There Suffering?

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Jewish approaches to the age old question.

The Gender of God

The Gender of God

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By understanding God's manifestations in both male and female imagery, we can begin to unify our connection to the transcendence reality.

Jewish “Fake News”
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Jewish “Fake News”

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5 common misconceptions about Jews and Judaism.

Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response
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Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response

Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response

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Do we have free will or are we biological robots?

Judaism and Individuality
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Judaism and Individuality

Judaism and Individuality

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With so many rules, doesn’t Judaism force everyone to be the same?

Q&A: Why Judaism’s Attachment to the Land of Israel?
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Q&A: Why Judaism’s Attachment to the Land of Israel?

Q&A: Why Judaism’s Attachment to the Land of Israel?

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If Judaism is a religion, why does it need a country?

Deception

Deception

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Living in a world where appearances mask reality.

God’s Unusual Introduction to the Jewish People
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God’s Unusual Introduction to the Jewish People

God’s Unusual Introduction to the Jewish People

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Why did God introduce Himself as “God of Exodus” and not “God of creation”? Five short answers.

Mystery Men and Women in our Lives

Mystery Men and Women in our Lives

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How small moments make a huge difference.

Six Big Political Ideas the Torah Gave the World
Six Big Political Ideas the Torah Gave the World

Six Big Political Ideas the Torah Gave the World

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One more reason why the Torah is so revolutionary.

Praying After the Death of My Son

Praying After the Death of My Son

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An open letter to Sheryl Sandberg.

Matzah: Running Out of Time
Matzah: Running Out of Time

Matzah: Running Out of Time

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This is your chance. Don’t miss it!

The Passover Seder’s Most Important Idea
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

The Passover Seder’s Most Important Idea

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Passover celebrates the concept of a personal God who cares about us and is the ultimate director of history.

Before You Die, Your Life's Movie
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Before You Die, Your Life's Movie

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The surprising findings of a new Israeli study echoes Jewish mysticism.

Can God Make 2+2=5?

Can God Make 2+2=5?

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While God may do the impossible – even the paradoxical – He does not do the inconceivable, the irrational, or the just plain wrong.

The Meaning of

The Meaning of "Adam": Insights into the Hebrew Language

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The potential to sink lower than the animals and rise higher than the angels.

Hanukkah: Everything Is a Miracle
Hanukkah: Everything Is a Miracle

Hanukkah: Everything Is a Miracle

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If there was enough oil to burn for one day, why do we celebrate Hanukkah for eight days?

All for the Best?

All for the Best?

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When my late wife was first diagnosed with cancer I found it difficult to believe that everything God does is for the best.

How Judaism Defines God
How Judaism Defines God

How Judaism Defines God

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How can finite beings talk about an infinite Creator?

Why All the Details in Judaism?

Why All the Details in Judaism?

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The details show we really care.

Sukkot: The Dual Festival

Sukkot: The Dual Festival

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An in-depth exploration of Sukkot and its focus on Jewish particularity and universality.