In Israel there is a city of blue-doors and a history touching upon some of the greatest Jewish mystical schools. One of the great Holy Cities of Israel Safed is not just a tourist destination, but Tzfat is much much more--a wonder
This is the forth article in a series of articles on the multiple levels of the universe. This is the Jewish understanding of the multiple planes.
This article is an overview of Moses Maimonides' works and his contributions to Judaism
Its not always easy to treat those who have harmed ourselves or others with Dignity (capitalized on purpose). However, not only Jewish law, but also the law of the State and our professional ethics demand this of us.
Richard Wagner is widely known as an anti-Semite, largely due to his essay, published at age 37 wherein he claimed that Jews could neither create or appreciate great art. He also is quoted by his second wife in her diary as uttering many similar comments. Though that is the way he wrote and spoke,...
This section of Torah has been translated and overlaid with verses from the Quran. The Quran does not actually contradict the story of Abraham, as some of the modern Islamic scholars admit. The Masoretic text is supplemented by 3 alternative readings from the Samaritan and Dead Sea Scroll sources.
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.
What can the cherubim on the lid of the Ark of the Covenant teach us about gender equality? Don Isaac Abarbanel, a 15th century philosopher, has an interesting perspective.
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 critical series.
This article is a holistic essay about Jewish bioethics and marriage with insight from Rabbi Moshe Ban Maimon