Meditation in the Jewish Scriptures describes a different approach to mindfulness meditation: in the Scriptures, mindfulness meditation refers to applying one’s attention upon God, His Word, and His attributes.
Yes, Jesus – Yeshua – was a rabbi, a teacher of Judaism in the first century A.D. But was he more than a rabbi?
Like other rabbis, Jesus taught the importance of Jewish core values. One such value is kibud av va’em, honor of parents.
Did Jesus invent a new religion? The simple answer is that Jesus was a rabbi – a teacher of Judaism.
One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person, yet both the Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness.
Here is an in-depth overview of the similarities, differences and changes over time between the three primary branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform.
We each have a paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience. What’s yours?
We all bring certain assumptions to the paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience.
When a rabbi told him that he didn’t have to believe in God, Shimon Eitan became even more confused about Judaism.
A California girl moves to England to pursue her passion to play rock and roll; then everything falls apart.
What does the Bible say about human cloning or any technology that threatens to destroy life on its way to achieving a “greater good”?
Meaning of birth Buddhism We are reborn from a previous life until we reach nirvana (extinction of all desire and release from suffering). Hinduism We are reborn from a previous life until we realize our oneness with Brahman. The cycle of death and rebirth is called...
“God as a trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?
Note: Elaine the correspondent is fictional, but Karol Joseph is real and serves on the staff of Jews for Jesus. She can be...
Like Douglas Rushkoff, we Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah deem it acceptable to question things, even those things within Judaism that many hold to be sacred. One example of this is the Talmud. In traditional Judaism, the portion of Scripture known as the New...
In the ’70s many of us were inspired, instructed and even informed by bumper stickers. Some people used their bumpers to speak out, others to talk back. One Christian group had a bumper sticker that proclaimed, We found it,” to which a group of Jewish...
A look at the Jewish yearning for spirituality questions whether increased spiritual practices will provide a real connection with God.
Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction...