31.4 F
Saturday, December 9, 2023

Tag: judaism

Everyday Is Mother’s Day: A Jewish Perspective

I once read the declaration that every day is Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in Judaism because of the command to honor one’s parents. This, however, is an oversimplification.

Why is Bernie Sanders proud to be Jewish?

Bernie Sanders is not "pro-Jewish" or "pro-Judaism." Bernie Sanders is an anti-anti-Semite.

Ask a Jew: Can a woman become a rabbi if her mother is not Jewish?

If a particular denomination allows women to be rabbis, and a particular woman meets that denomination’s definition of Jewish identity, then she can be a rabbi once she completes all the requisite training.

From generation to generation: Connected to others

L’dor v’dor—“from generation to generation” is a central idea in Judaism and those confirmation portraits are shining, smiling, examples of that (occasionally with very dated hairstyles). 

Ask a Jew: What do Jews think of Christianity, whose followers worship a Jew?

Many Jews I’ve met are amused at the fact that Christians worship a Jew.

Ask a Jew: What do the different sects of Judaism disagree about?

there are a lot of differences between the branches of Judaism

Look Up

In Judaism, it’s never only about the text. Yes the Torah contains much of our rules and laws, but, in practice, our sages have expanded those rules beyond the few written words. Torah gives us the foundation.

Must read