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This AI chatbot wants you to visit its synagogue

BlenderBot, Meta’s AI chatbot, really, really wants you to check out its synagogue.

This AI chatbot wants you to visit its synagogue

Abortion sounds so much more soothing than “Infanticide”

Support for abortion is not a “Jewish value." Judaism forbids abortion at will and observant Jews consult with a rabbi.in each case. Op-ed.

Abortion sounds so much more soothing than “Infanticide”

Jewish illiteracy in academia – view from the trenches

The erosion of Jewish literacy among today’s secular & non-Orthodox Jews, establishment organizations, academics, and intellectuals.

Jewish illiteracy in academia – view from the trenches

UK school blasted for dropping Judaism lessons, focusing on Islam

School denounced for claiming it needs to stop teaching about Judaism to focus on “combating the rise in Islamophobia.”

UK school blasted for dropping Judaism lesson, focusing on Islam

How Judaism views pornography

Judaism isn’t prudish, nor does it think that sex is wicked or shameful.

How Judaism views pornography

Tzav: No negotiations

Judaism is always built for the long run and not for the short moments of seeming pleasure or current correctness.

Tzav: No negotiations

The trees brought him back to Judaism

A story told about the power of a Jewish holiday, even Tu B'Shvat, to touch the soul.

The trees brought him back to Judaism

Why are Orthodox Jewish leaders praising Doug Emhoff?

Orthodox rabbis, since halakha is that a person’s Jewish lineage is from a Jewish mother, are setting a dangerous precedent. Opinion.

Why are Orthodox Jewish leaders praising Doug Emhoff?

Hannukah: Flickering lights in dark times

The special rules of Hannukah lights parallel the Maccabean struggle against the Greeks but also how Judaism meets foreign philosophies.

Hannukah: Flickering lights in dark times

Encouraging Jews to connect to their Judaism

The key may lie in a quote from the ancient text Pirkei Avot/“Ethics of the Fathers.” Op-ed.

Encouraging Jews to connect to their Judaism

Must every personal transgression against Judaism first be published on social media?

Social media posts tell details of self-defined forms of Jewish observance that it would be better to self-censor.Op-ed.

Must every transgression of Judaism debut on social media?

The real reason for Western support of the Palestinian Arabs

What actually binds these groups together is an ultimately incomprehensible animus against Judaism and the Jewish people.Op-ed

The real reason for Western support of the Palestinian Arabs

A great nation and its religion are born

Abraham was the first to define a great nation with a religion bound up in its land from the start.

A great nation and its religion are born

Ask the Rabbi: Why Does G-d Test Me With Such Difficult Challenges?

As part of the IsraelNationalTorah series, Rav Uriel Tuito delivers an important answer to a series of similar questions on a crucial topic

Q&A: Why Does G-d Test Me With Such Difficult Challenges?

Mashiach: Man or Movement?

The movement for Mashiach is what will lead to his coming, and not the other way around. We put too much emphasis on one man. Op-ed.

Mashiach: Man or Movement?

It’s time for Hollywood consider a different approach to Orthodox Judaism

Enough with the ‘ex-Orthodox’ drama. Those who leave can learn to separate dysfunction from Judaism. Opinion.

It’s time for Hollywood consider a different approach to Judaism

Former telenovela star: Converting to Judaism 'the natural' step

One of Latin America's most popular telenovela and movie stars shocked her fans when she converted to Judaism - and moved to Israel.

Former telenovela star: Converting to Judaism 'the natural' stepplayer

“Make your Torah permanent” - but how much?

Pesach is the best time to renew our service of G-d and fulfill our dreams that we have about our relationship with the Creator of the world

“Make your Torah permanent” - but how much?

Nathan Slifkin: Rationalist Judaism

Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin discusses with Shmuel Rosner what Judaism should look like in the modern era.

Nathan Slifkin: Rationalist Judaism

Egypt approves teaching Judaism in schools

New course in Egypt examines religious values ​and verses that have the same meaning in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Egypt approves teaching Judaism in schools

The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The idea that Judaism is both religion and peoplehood feeds the antisemitic paranoid suspicion that the Jews are slippery customers.Op-ed.

The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

Geller goes global

Jamie Geller speaks with Eve Harow about the need to rebrand Judaism, food, the power of social media.

Geller goes global

As America reels from political trauma, Jewish continuity points way to national unity

A covenant is a commitment going beyond mutual advantage, requiring joint obligations in an unconditional and unbreakable union. Opinion.

As US reels from political trauma, Jewish continuity is a model

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

How does the conflict between Yehuda and Yosef echo through history and play out in the State of Israel today?

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity

Some Jewish attitudes from A to Z

From A to Z - Judaism embraces every aspect of life. An alphabetical guide to looking at things the Jewish way.

Some Jewish attitudes from A to Z

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Why bad things happen to good people

In a heartbreaking video circulating the web, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks presents a touching answer to a timeless question

Rabbi Sacks: Why bad things happen to good peopleplayer

Insights into Judaism: An eye for an eye

Questions asked by congregants on issues in Jewish law, life and lore: An eye for an eye, finding a rabbi, a thought for Elul.

Insights into Judaism: An eye for an eye

Are Beinart and Rogen the handwriting on the wall for Diaspora Jewry?

The important question to ask regarding these two US Jews' outrageous statements is if they are indicative of where US Jewry is headed.Op-ed

Are Beinart and Rogen symbols of the end for Diaspora Jewry?

Reflections of a Noahide on Jewish self-hatred

The Almighty must be really looking after the Jews if they survive despite being few, persecuted and sabotaged by a fifth column.Op-ed.

Reflections of a Noahide on Jewish self-hatred

Partner with the Jerusalem Kollel in Building Leaders Who Care

Partner with the Jerusalem Kollel in Building Leaders Who Care.

Partner with the Jerusalem Kollel in Building Leaders Who Careplayer

The whole Torah

One little word betrayed the spies' motives in Parashat Shlach (Israel), and one letter shows the place of Eretz Yisrael in Judaism.

The whole Torah

The impurity of death as a defect which will pass

Prohibition banning a kohen to become defiled by the dead shows the truth of eternity & that death's impurity will one day cease to exist.

The impurity of death as a defect which will pass

Faith and hope through the coronavirus crisis

Rabbi Dov Singer describes finding out he had the coronavirus, being forced to stay in 'coronavirus hotel,' and divine plan behind it all.

Faith and hope through the coronavirus crisisplayer

Join the 10,000-strong crowd-learning Shmiras Haloshon campaign

Join thousands in a historic global learning campaign to protect Klal Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel.

Join the 10,000-strong crowd-learning Shmiras Haloshon campaign

Yes to Judaic passing grades.Now.

Yes to Judaic passing grades.Now.

Is Judaism missing its mission?

Is Judaism missing our mission to be a light to the nations, and are we being remiss in building bridges?

Is Judaism missing its mission?

Tchumin Torah Journal opens doors to women

Torah journal of Tzomet Institute publishes its first article authored solely by a woman.

Tchumin Torah Journal opens doors to women

The "are they Jewish" game

The "are they Jewish" game

Watch: 4 misconceptions people have about Judaism

Aish HaTorah clears the air on several common misconceptions to help discover what Judaism is really about.

Watch: 4 misconceptions people have about Judaismplayer

More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

New study shows that despite large number of Israelis who identify with Reform or Conservative movements, few becoming actively involved.

More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members