The answer to the skeptic is that most ancient pagan myths saw the existence of death and conflict of preexistent creatures as the basis of the creative act (the killing of the giant Ymir in Norse myth in order to create the world, or the slaying of the dragon Tiamat by Marduk to make the Earth). These myths are totally in disharmony with all the scientific facts.
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The Mission of Jews for Judaism is to strengthen and preserve Jewish identity through education and counseling that counteracts deceptive proselytizing targeting Jews for conversion and promotes critical thinking.
Which Jewish Translation Of The Bible You Should Read – There are three translations of the Jewish Bible that I recommend to people.
This is the last part of the 3 part series by Angela Dekort about why she converted to Judaism. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 as well.
This is part 2 of a 3 part series by Angela Dekort about why she converted to Judaism. You can read Part 1 and Part 3 as well.
This year we celebrate the festival of Purim on March 1st. The story is recounted in the biblical book of Esther and has lessons which are relevant today, several thousand years later.
We usually think of the cosmic struggle in terms of good versus evil. But according to the Kabbalists, good and evil are but spinoffs of unity and divisiveness. G‑d is the ultimate oneness, and everything G‑dly in our world bears the stamp of His unity. Evil, simply stated, is the distortion of this oneness by the veil of divisiveness in which G‑d shrouds His creation.
Christians insist that blood sacrifice is a necessary prerequisite for the atonement of sin. These Christians believe that this is an open teaching of the Jewish Scriptures. Although there is no verse which explicitly says: “without blood there is no atonement” Christians still believe that the overall testimony of the Jewish Scriptures would lead one to this conclusion.
Within Jewish tradition, the resurrection of the dead is one of its core principles of faith.
This week in the Jewish Journal, our own Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz shares a touching story about an experience he had with share his values for Shabbat and Judaism. Instead of choosing debate and critical disagreement, which so prevalently surrounds the Jewish faith from other who may not live it, Rabbi Kravitz chose friendship and warmth [Read More]
This is part 1 of the 11 part series on the writer’s journey back to Judaism. For the other parts, read this.