Exploring Spirituality

Life is filled with clues about God, and we all long for something beyond the ordinary. But what does seeking God in my life really mean?

Faith is not blind belief that you cling to without evidence. Faith is active trust in what you have reasoned to be true.

Redemption starts with Passover, which becomes the pattern for all Biblical history and God’s ultimate plan for the world.

There are thriving groups of Messianic Jewish people all over the world. What do they believe, and how do they practice those beliefs?

While I don’t observe much of rabbinic tradition, I am a person of faith. So, what it could mean for non-observant Jews like me to celebrate the givin...

The Hebrew text of Exodus says that we saw the voice of God at Sinai. Rabbis interpret this visual manifestation as God’s words dividing into 70 langu...

Shavuot offers many delicious delicacies for our enjoyment, but taking a deeper look at the meaning of the food eaten on this holiday, we find a symbo...

Though our salvation comes from the Messiah, there are still two reasons that as Jews we find value in practicing commands of the Torah.

Meditation in the Jewish Scriptures describes a different approach to mindfulness meditation: in the Scriptures, mindfulness meditation refers to appl...

This type of meditation now used in psychotherapy is derived from an old Buddhist discipline. But the Tanakh has its own, God-centered version.

Interacting with a personal God who listens to our prayers and cares about our daily affairs feels foreign to many Jewish people. Thus the Jewish heal...

Issues relevant to the “spiritual but not religious” movement are so ancient that the Jewish Bible addresses many of them—and so does Jesus in the “Ne...

Hearing the truth can hurt. We admit it jestingly, but the old axiom has more meaning than most people want to know. When the truth hurts, one must ch...

There are a variety of religious, cultural, and personal reasons within the Jewish community for rejecting the resurrection of Jesus. Yet, as with any...

What did Yeshua (Jesus) claim to be—Messiah, as powerful as God, God himself, atonement? What didn’t he claim to be, and what decision do we all need ...

This question can be controversial or confusing. Here we present a logical look at whether or not a Jewish person can also be a Christian.

This mystical strand of Jewish theology has many surprising resonances with ideas seen in the New Testament—ideas often thought to be un-Jewish.

A look at the Jewish yearning for spirituality questions whether increased spiritual practices will provide a real connection with God.

Comparison Chart: Buddhism, Hinduism, Traditional Judaism, and the Gospel

The tallit and tzitzit have a rich biblical history—reminding the Israelites of their identity as God’s people, serving as a physical reminder of His ...

“A bris in the heart!” Sounds strange. Yet God Himself speaks of circumcision of the heart in the Jewish Scriptures.

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