Judaism & Culture

writing a Torah

The Holy Task of Writing a Torah

There are thousands of laws related to the writing of Torah scrolls and other sacred texts. The most important requirement, perhaps, is that the scribe be a pious and God-fearing person.
milk and honey

A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey

The Holy Land is often referred to as a land flowing with milk and honey. What does this mean? Is the expression literal or symbolic?

Jewish Cuisine: Soup, Cholent and Side Dishes

Sephardi-style cholent, known as hamin, uses rice instead of beans and barley, and chicken instead of beef. A traditional Sephardi addition is whole eggs in the shell which turn brown overnight.