7 Questions: The Noachide

The amazing journey of Jim Long, an observant Noachide. The Torah, as explained in the Talmud, presents seven mitzvot for non-Jews to observe. These laws are the pillars of human civilization, and are named the “Seven Laws of Noah,” since all humans are descended from Noah. They include the …

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.

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Judaism 101: The basic philosophical, theological and legal concepts of Judaism

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 …

Covenant & Conversation Parshat Bo: Against Their Gods

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is an international religious leader, philosopher, and respected moral voice. The author of over 30 books, Rabbi Sacks has received multiple awards in recognition of his work including the 2016 Templeton Prize.

Ask the Rabbi – aish.com

Ask the Rabbi any questions you have on Judaism and explore 100’s of scholarly answers in our archives.

Witchcraft and Judaism – aish.com

Rabbi Lopiansky is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. He is the author of numerous scholarly works, in Hebrew and English.

Judaism and Common Superstitions – aish.com

Who’s afraid of Friday the 13th and black cats? Western culture is full of superstitions, from Friday the 13th to black cats. Yet these fearful customs have no place in Judaism. In fact, the Torah warns us against believing in lucky numbers, superstitious sign and listening to diviners. We are …

Why This Jewish Billionaire Keeps Shabbat – aish.com

At first it seemed like a burden but it gives me time with my wife and children and friends. Adam Neumann, 38, is a young billionaire and considered one of the world’s most promising Israeli business men. Adam told Yediot Acharonot that he’s been keeping Shabbat with his wife and 5 children …

Jewish History – aish.com

Rescuing the Wandering Jew. by Jerusalem U. How Israel rescued Jews from countries such as Yemen, Ethiopia and even Saudi Arabia in a series of daring operations including Operation Magic Carpet, Operation Moses and Operation Solomon.

Faith in God: A Jewish Perspective – aish.com

Orit Esther Riter born in Brooklyn, New York, a caterer by profession. However, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2006, her life’s direction took a different course.

Judaism and Martyrdom – aish.com

Understanding those extraordinary times when a Jew must give his life for God. An excerpt from Rabbi Kaplan’s Handbook of Jewish Thought. There are times when one’s …

All About the Messiah

Descendent of King David, he will usher in an era of world peace. The final Messiah will be a normal human being, born of human parents. It is thus possible that he is already born. Similarly, the Messiah will be mortal. He will eventually die and bequeath his kingdom to his son or his successor …

Saying No to Cremation – aish.com

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved. For some, the inevitability of death is frightening. For those who have faith in Jewish tradition which assures us of the continued survival of the soul after our taking leave …

Black Jewish Rapper – aish.com

His name is Nissim – which means miracles in Hebrew. An apt description of his life. 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 …

The Anti-Missionary

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 …

Way #14: Written Instructions For Living

Dear Lynne, I was moved by your comments! Torah-true information and personal attention is available for non-Jews who are interested in “Judaism for non-Jews” – a.k.a. the Noahide Code for all mankind, that G-d gave through Adam and Noah, and Moses at Mount Sinai.

The Jewish Court System

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 …

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

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 …

Guns are Not Enough: True Protection after Pittsburgh

In addition to physical security, anti-Semitism requires a spiritual response. Since the horrifying shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh there has been an increased emphasis on ensuring our places of worship are properly secured – security guards, new locks and alarms, and strong …