For Non-Jews – The Jewish Website – aish.com

The 7 Noachide Laws. The Jewish idea is that the Torah of Moses is a truth for all humanity, whether Jewish or not. The Torah (as explained in the Talmud – Sanhedrin 58b) presents seven mitzvot for non-Jews to observe.

Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Noach 5777 – aish.com

Noah, Genesis 6:9 – 11:32. The story of one righteous man in an evil generation. The Almighty commands Noah to build the ark on a hill far from the water. He built it over a period of 120 years.

What Does a Noahide Actually Do?: Bnei Noach Response on …

I grew up a believing Christian but after years of research I have come to believe in the God of Israel. I view myself today as a Noahide. (There are several reasons why it wouldn’t be feasible for me to convert.) My greatest desire is to know God and live in accordance with His word. But my …

Seven Laws of Noah: Ask the Rabbi Response – aish.com

I love the Jewish people and have enjoyed reading the many spiritual thoughts on your website. I want to draw closer to God, but from what I’ve read it is a very big commitment to convert. I don’t think I am up for this at this stage in my life. Is there some way to tap into the Torah wisdom …

Black Jewish Rapper – aishcom

Seward Park is a neighborhood in southeast Seattle. Visit if you’re looking for Seattle’s orthodox Jews. Most of them live there. The neighborhood is chockfull of synagogues – including the oldest synagogue in Washington State – and other staples of Jewish life.

Judaism in the Eyes of a Non-Jew – aish.com

A non-Jew accidentally discovers the meaning and wisdom of Torah. It all started as mild curiosity two and a half years ago, a few months after my 22 nd birthday. I had made an Orthodox Jewish friend online (in a Harry Potter fan community, of all places) who one Friday had offhandedly said to me …

The Jewish Court System – The Jewish Website – aish.com

Qualifications for a Jewish judge and the operation of the Sanhedrin. An excerpt from Rabbi Kaplan’s Handbook of Jewish Thought. The Sanhedrin was the supreme council of Israel. As long as it stood, it was the supreme court and legislative body in all matters of Torah law. As such, the Sanhedrin was …

The Anti-Missionary – The Jewish Website – aish.com

Sometimes it takes one to know one. I was sitting in a Fuga, an acrobatic plane in the Israeli Air Force. An IDF commanding officer was in the pilot’s seat, ready to take me on an aerial tour of Israel’s southern region. This was my reward for having led a battalion of Air Force cadets, training …

Chanukah in the Soviet Gulag – aishcom

When the enemy answered “amen.” Natan (Anatoli) Sharansky was arrested in 1977 for his Zionist activism, his insistence on the right of Russian Jews to make aliyah to Israel. However he was accused of the much more serious crime of treason, for spying for the United States. He sat in prison from …

The Vatican and the Temple Vessels – aish.com

Reprinted with permission from Ami magazine. Rabbi Yonasan Shtencel of Jerusalem never imagined that his Talmud learning would lead him to explore the age-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of the vessels of the Beis Hamikdash, the Holy Temple. Are they really hidden in the catacombs of the …

Covenant & Conversation Parshat Behar: Minority Rights

One of the most striking features of the Torah is its emphasis on love of, and vigilance toward, the ger, the stranger:. Do not oppress a stranger; you yourselves know how it feels to be strangers, because you were strangers in Egypt.

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Life after Death – aishcom

Rabbi Benjamin Blech, a frequent contributor to Aish, is a Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University and an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, and lecturer.

Jewish History

The history of the Jewish people and Judaism from the time of the Bible to modern day Israel. Crash course in Jewish History.

Jews for Jesus – aishcom

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is the co-founder of Aish.com, and co-author of “48 Ways to Wisdom” (ArtScroll). He is Founder and Director of Aish.com’s advanced learning site. He is co-founder of HonestReporting.com, and author of “David & Goliath”, the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias.Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin …

seven-noahide-laws Videos – torahcafe.com

seven-noahide-laws Videos – Torah Cafe. How The Rebbe Turned Judaism Outward (1:03:45). In the last century, Jews have emerged from behind the ghetto walls to live and work side-by-side with many nationalities.

Judaism and Martyrdom – The Jewish Website

An excerpt from Rabbi Kaplan’s Handbook of Jewish Thought.. There are times when one’s love for God must be so strong that he or she is ready to be martyred for His sake. We are commanded, “Love the Lord your God … with all your soul” (Deut. 6:5), and this is interpreted to mean that one must continue to love God even at the expense of one’s life and soul.

ABCs of Kosher – aishcom

Which animals are kosher? How must kosher food be prepared? And why keep kosher in the first place? Anyone who’s been to Jewish population centers has probably enjoyed kosher hot dogs, kosher falafel, or kosher delicatessen. So what’s behind all this delicious food? The Hebrew word “kosher …