Talmud

A Hebrew prayer sometimes recited in Jewish cemeteries is the El Maleh Rahamm, which means ‘God full of compassion.’ It invokes
I would like to illustrate this concept using the famous myth of Narcissus. Originally, it is a an etiological story, which
The Word of God argument is uncontestable, since it is not based in facts but in a message that is only delivered to the
Watching John Kasich lecture Jews about their own holy books isn't just embarrassing, it's infuriating. Kasich dismisses what they say because he knows Judaism better than they do.
This became our ritual. Friday mornings, I would come in, chant the prayer for healing, light and bless the Shabbat candles
I encourage everyone to dedicate the 9th of Adar (which falls this year on Thursday, February 18, 2016) to fast, but not to refrain from eating and drinking. Rather, dedicate this day to fasting from destructive speech. Pay attention to your words.
According to information posted on the Internet, the revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry will come to some $62.5 billion this year, and the global beauty market will be $265 billion in the next year. A clear sign of how many people value beauty and pursue beauty.
It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, his family, and followers were practicing Jews, as recorded in the New Testament.
Justices Scalia and Alito argued that the death penalty must be constitutional. But Justices Breyer and Ginsburg countered that, as currently practiced, the death penalty in its totality may likely be cruel, unusual, and wholly unconstitutional.
Premiering in the Orizzonti section at this year's Venice Film Festival, Yaelle Kayam's Mountain was one of the films that impressed me the most. I use that exact word because Mountain left both an impression on me and, as the Italians use the word "impressione" literally, it shocked, struck and shook me, profoundly.
A reminder never to be silent in the face of injustice and hopelessness; never to be resigned to a status quo that accepts a widening gap between rich and poor, black and white, and too many atrocities like this one in Charleston.
For those who dedicate their lives to pursuing justice, every moment is urgent. As the great Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously taught, there is simply "no time for neutrality."
What is it that gives the paintings of Mark Rothko their tremendous power? Why do those squares of vibrating color, that seem to float in space, somehow liberated from their canvases, exert such fascination?
I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community in Boston that felt both nurturing and stifling. If anyone in the community struggled financially, they knew that tzedeka (or charity) would be raised to sustain them
Millennial Jews are not joining synagogues at the same rate as their parents and certainly not at the same rate as their grandparents. Many Jewish leaders are struggling to understand this new generation, which will have a profound impact on the future of Jewish life in America.
We are creatures of expression living in an age of expression. We are deluged daily with information and opinion, with pundits and preachers proffering perspective.
Why do we head outside on Sukkot so soon after Yom Kippur?
The Talmud is one of Judaism's primary defining works. Why does it engage in such apparent whimsy alongside weightier and better-known matters like human dignity and God's role in our lives?
Today is the Equinox! The Sun transits from Virgo into Libra, initiating Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere). You might not even know it, but most likely you felt it somewhere in your body, mind, and/or soul.