Why Are There Commandments?

The big picture of all those details.

God Is in the Details

Why do Jews obsess about details, and why do we need so many mitzvot anyway?

When the Holidays Are Over

The most important days of the year are about to begin.

Rational Belief

Should acceptance of the Torah be based more on evidence, or more on faith? The answer: It depends.

The Commandments: Part One

Understanding the origin and obligation of mitzvot.

The Commandments: Part Two

Understanding the reason behind the mitzvot.

Don't Add or Subtract

The mitzvot are immutable.

The Restriction Prescription

Is less really more? Why does Judaism have so many restrictions?

The Rules of Halacha

Jewish law is determined through an exacting process of metaphysical science, handed down from Sinai.

Growth Through Rules

From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.

The Jewish Court System

Qualifications for a Jewish judge and the operation of the Sanhedrin.

Judaism and Martyrdom

Understanding those extraordinary times when a Jew must give his life for God.

Faith vs. Law

It's the age-old dispute between Judaism and Christianity, what reigns supreme: Faith or Law? Judaism maintains that without the law, ethics and morality wither.

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