Judaism & Culture

Repentance

The 10 Days of Repentance

We are taught that each of the “Ten Days of Repentance” between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is connected to one of the Ten Commandments.
September 28, 2016
apples and honey

Rosh Hashana Omens

What is it about symbolism, particularly the eating of symbolic foods, that has found such a prominent place on the most hallowed of days?
September 22, 2016
Zippori fresco

Rare Roman-era frescoes found at Zippori

Thousands of archaeological sites across Israel attest to its rich history as well as the historical ties of the Jewish people to the region.
August 10, 2016
Mourning Destruction of Jerusalem

The Three Weeks of Jewish Mourning

The Jewish people worldwide are now observing a period known as "The Three Weeks" in which they mourn and bemoan the destruction of Jerusalem.
July 24, 2016
Huqoq mosaic

Ancient mosaics, coins found in synagogue ruins

Ancient mosaics depicting Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea have been discovered by university scholars and students excavating a synagogue in Israel that dates to the fifth century.
July 12, 2016

Who’s a Jew?

Let us explore the complicated and controversial question of “Who’s a Jew?” First, it would be worthwhile to understand what the word "Jew" means.
July 12, 2016