Two verses in Leviticus (18:22 and 20:13) are frequently cited by people who condemn homosexuality and claim Biblical support. But are these verses (and others) really about homosexuality? An honest exegesis (critical analysis) of the text suggests otherwise.
If you've never been to a bris before, here are suggestions for appropriate presents along with information about what to expect.
The 72 Names Of God - rings, doesn't it? Evocative... ancient... The sound of dusk breezes whispering over dusk-red Sinai sands, the sound of arcane, mystic, weathered texts whispered over the flicker of a whispering Menorah candelabra, the...
People attending synagogues tend to dress rather formally, although the precise level of formality varies by denomination and geographic location. Here's a handy guide to what to wear when you attend synagogue.
What do Biblical words mean, and how can we connect them to modern living and everyday life? This article explains some writings found in the "Old" Testament.
Funa and simple facts about the Judaic religion.
According to Jewish tradition, it is customary to bring food to a house of mourning immediately after a funeral and for a week thereafter, during the period of mourning called "shiva." Mourners should not be burdened with taking care of their everyday needs, so family and friends band together to...
Ezra from a Karaite perspective reveals a time of trouble when a power struggle ensued between the Babylonian exiles and Israelite Jews. Ezra & Nehemiah are read horizontally and in reference to Torah with independent historic records for clarification. This article is part of a series post-Daniel.
The fact is that God has already told us through the Torah and the Tanakh what He thinks of Kabbalah and those that profess alternative beliefs or belief structures to those he ordained to Moses and Aaron. Not a single word is to be added or subtracted from the Torah and thus we are commanded....
Bethlehem Israel: Discover secrets of Bethlehem of Galilee & Bethlehem of Judah with maps, genealogies, Rachel's tomb, birth of Jesus, Hebron, Bethel & Harran.