Rosh Chodesh: The Meaning of the New Month

Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

Shtisel on Art, Spirituality and Forgiveness

Exploring three major themes from the popular and controversial Netflix series.

Hidden Miracles

Purim teaches us how to find God behind the curtain of history - and in today's headlines.

The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel

Can land really have some kind of direct relationship with the people living on it?

The Giving Tree: A Tu B’Shvat Insight

The holiday of trees celebrates the essence of life and Creation: giving.

The Miracle of Jewish History

As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."

Saying No to Cremation

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved.

Hanukkah and the Soul

Indispensable to the Jewish worldview is the idea that humans are unique, that we possess a spiritual component and that our actions are freely chosen.

The Fascinating Numbers of Hanukkah

Hanukkah: it’s all in the numbers.

Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

4 Misconceptions People Have about Judaism

Clearing the air on some of these misconceptions will help you discover what Judaism is really about.

Forgiveness after the Pittsburgh Massacre

God does not forgive those who do not acknowledge that they did wrong and renounce the sinful behavior.

Why We Didn’t Win the Lottery

And the remarkable true story about the stolen winning lottery ticket.

Kabbalistic Secrets of Sukkot

Exploring the inner depth of the Talmudic tale about a King and his cup of wine.

The Psychopath Inside: Yom Kippur, Free Will & Determinism

How a happily married family man and accomplished scientist could demonstrate the same anatomical markings of serial killers.

Investing Time: Ten Life-Changing Principles

Judaism is the satellite navigation system of the soul, and Rosh Hashanah is the day we stop and see whether we need to change direction.

The Remarkable Jewish Impact on the World's Values

Where do the values that Western civilization takes for granted come from? Not from Greece and Rome.

Why Do We Bless God?

Exploring the Jewish meaning of blessings.

Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife?

Belief in the Next World is a foundation of Judaism. Why doesn’t the written Torah talk about it?

Life is Sacred: Euthanasia and Judaism

The Torah does not regard personal autonomy as unlimited. We are not free to do with our bodies whatever we see fit.

God and the World Cup

Is there anything spiritual about the World Cup?

Judaism & Jealousy

Why is jealousy one of the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski on Purpose

The necessity to search for meaning in life.

Are Religion and Science Destined to be in Conflict?

Each one is important, and when we understand the relationship between them, we will be able to appreciate how they can form a great partnership.

The Atheist Crusade

A Jewish rebuttal to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

Jewish Heroes and Shavuot

The power of Torah is the influence of the giants of our past to shape the dreams and the aspirations of our future.

Of Angels, Cheeseburgers & Cheesecake

An in-depth, philosophical look into the custom of eating dairy on Shavuot.

Why Did God Create the World?

If God is perfect and has no needs, why create the world?

Is Judaism Concerned with Conservation?

Does it really matter when a species goes extinct?

Is the Messiah a Christian Concept?

Why you should care about the Messiah.

Music in Judaism

What is the Jewish attitude to music?

Wonders in Jewish History

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

What Is Kosher and Why?

A quick overview and 5 basic reasons.

Emunah: Your Greatest Power

An insightful video for children about belief in God.

Tu B’Shvat: The Beginning of Potential

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

The Messiah in Judaism

Why do Jews believe in the Messiah?

Why Judaism Should Matter to You

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the greatness of being Jewish.

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

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

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