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Puri
One of the most joyful of all the holidays in the Jewish calendar, this chag celebrates the miracle of the Book of Esther with costume, parades, treats, and more!

What Is a Latke? Potato Latkes Recipe for Hanukkah
Latkes are potato pancakes that are traditionally fried in oil as part of the Hanukkah holiday celebration.

What Is Midrash? (Definition of Midrash)
Midrash is a form of rabbinic literature. There are two types of midrash: midrash aggada and midrash halakha.

Chanukah Gifts for the Foodie
Whether you keep kosher, Secret Restaurant Recipes from the World's Top Kosher Restaurants should be on your radar for Chanukah gift giving!

Chanukah Gifts for the Fashionista
Need an ugly Chanukah sweater? You might be shocked to discover that there are a lot of options for Chanukah couture.

Chanukah Gifts for the Learner
Don't overlook classic Judaica literature when it comes to Chanukah gifts! There are a bounty of Chanukah books on the customs, history, and more.

Chanukah Gifts for the Gamer
Imagine getting your friends to guess Chanukah without all the classic words. Tough, right? It's all in a round of Taboo: Jewish Edition!

Chanukah Gifts for the Wine Drinker
These stemless, Yiddish-etched wine glasses are perfect for the discerning wine drinker in your life for Chanukah.

Chanukah Gifts for the Jokester
Jewish I Owe You's has 60 coupons with tokens of appreciation like a homemade challah (

Debunking 4 Myths About Conversion to Judaism
When it comes to conversion to Judaism, there are many myths and misconceptions about the process, the people, and so much more.

Does our Adopted Son Need a Brit Milah to be Jewish? | Brit Milah Ceremony
In this edition of 'Ask the Rabbi,' Rabbi Marc Disick answers a question about whether or not an adopted toddler boy must be circumcised in order to be considered Jewish.

How to Observe Yom Kippur
On Yom Kippur, God's decree for the Jewish people is sealed, and there are many practices and customs for the day. Find out how to observe Yom Kippur now!

Can Jews Celebrate Christmas | Interfaith Family Questions
In this edition of 'Ask the Rabbi' a reader asks Rabbi Marc Disick whether it's OK for her interfaith family to celebrate Christmas with Christian relatives.

Meyer Lansky - Biography of Jewish Gangster
The life of the man sometimes referred to as the “Mob’s Accountant.”

Shavuot and Torah
Shavuot, in addition to being a harvest festival, commemorates the Giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) to the Jewish People on Mount Sinai.

Branches of Judaism - Reform Judaism - Progressive Jewish Denominations - Liberal Movements
Reform Judaism, a progressive branch of Judaism, differs from more ritually observant forms of Judaism in its belief that Judaism has evolved and adapted over the centuries and that it must continue to do so. Reform Judaism is the largest Jewish movement in North America today.

Jewish Contributions to Society
Find a small list of contributions Jewish people have made to society, from Galileo to Levi Strauss.

Hebrew Names for Girls beginning with U - Naming a Jewish Baby
Find Hebrew names for girls that begin with the letter U. The meanings of the names are included. See images of the names written in Hebrew letters.

Hebrew Names for Girls beginning with V - Naming a Jewish Baby
Find Hebrew names for girls that begin with the letter V. The meanings of the names are included. See images of the names written in Hebrew letters.

The Top 5 Most Misunderstood Things About Judaism
If a rabbi blessed it, it must be kosher, right? Check out this and four other popular misunderstandings about Jews and Judaism.

The Jewish Shabbat Morning Prayer Service Shacharit
The shabbat morning service is called shacharit shabbat. Learn more about the different prayers that are said by the Jewish community during this weekly service.

The Best of Judaism 101 Books
There are dozens of

Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Superstitions - About Judaism
In ancient times and during the Middle Ages some Jews held superstitious beliefs about the High Holidays of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

Jewish Bedtime Rituals for Children
Add a Jewish element to your child's bedtime routine with these books, songs and simple bedtime ritual ideas.

Descriptions of Gehenna - Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Rabbinic texts describe Gehenna as a place of fire, brimstone and darkness. Learn more about this realm of postmortem punishment.

Resurrection - Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Resurrection was an important part of Rabbinic Jewish belief. The ancient rabbis believed the dead would be brought back to life at the end of days.

Women of the Purim Story - Jewish Holiday of Purim
Two women play an important role in the story of Purim, a holiday that celebrates how Jews narrowly escaped tragedy in the biblical book of Esther. Learn more about Vashti and Esther in this article.

Male Figures of Purim (King Ahasuerus, Mordecai, Haman)
King Ahasuerus, Mordecai and Haman all play significant roles in the Purim story. Learn more about each of these characters in this article.

Judaism 101 - the Basics of Jewish Beliefs and Culture
What do Jews believe? What are the different movements in Judaism? What are some of the daily practices, like kashrut, that shape Jewish life? This section has information about all the basics of Jewish living.

The Sounds of the Shofar on Rosh HaShanah
The shofar is blown one hundred times on each of the two days of Rosh HaShanah. There are four specific shofar blasts associated with this holiday.

What Is a Haggadah?
The Haggadah is a small book that is used at the Passover table each year.

What Are Mishloach Manot?
Mishloach manot are gifts of food that Jews send to each other during the holiday of Purim.

Arnold Rothstein, Jewish American Mobster
Biography of Rothstein, a New York businessman, gambler and mobster rumored to have fixed the 1919 World Series, and murdered in 1928.

The Leviathan in the Bible and in Jewish Legend
The Leviathan is a mythical sea monster or dragon that is mentioned in Job 41.

How to Make Sephardic Charoset for Passover (Pesach)
Learn how to make a Sephardic version of charoset, made with dried fruits and wine.

What Is Teshuvah in Judaism?
Teshuvah is a key Jewish concept that involves repentance and new beginnings.

How to Make and Send Mishloach Manot for Purim
Mishloach manot are gifts of food that Jews send to one another during the holiday of Purim. Learn more about these gift baskets and how to make your own.

What Is Counting the Omer?
Learn what it means to count the Omer and how this tradition is based on an ancient Jewish custom.

What Is Lag Ba'Omer?
Lag Ba'Omer is a minor Jewish holiday that falls between Passover and Shavuot.

What Is a Bracha?
This article explains what a bracha is and also gives examples of different kinds of brachot.

Brit Milah - The Origin of Brit Milah (Bris)
Learn more about the origins of the brit milah (bris), which is an important Jewish ritual that takes place eight days after a baby boy is born.

Mohel - Definition of a Mohel
A mohel is a Jewish man who performs the ritual of brit milah on a baby boy after he is born.

Pidyon HaBen - Definition of Pidyon HaBen (Redemption of the Firstborn)
Pidyon HaBen refers to the ancient custom of dedicating a firstborn son to the service of God.

What Does It Mean to "Become a Bat Mitzvah?"
Bat Mitzvah literally translates as

Biographies of Jewish Men and Women | Biblical Biographies
Biographies of famous Jewish men and women as well as Biblical characters who were not Jewish.

Jewish Characters on HBO's Boardwalk Empire | Jewish American Mobsters
HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' depicts several real-life Jewish characters, among them Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Waxey Gordon.

Beruriah | Rabbi Meir's Wife | Women in the Talmud
Beruriah lived in the second-century and was the wife of Rabbi Meir. She was also a Jewish scholar in her own right.

Kaparot - Kaparos - Yom Kippur Jewish Folk Custom
Kaparot (also known as Kaparos) is an ancient Jewish folk custom that is still performed by some (though not most) Jews today. The tradition is connected to the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, and involves whirling a chicken above one's head while reciting a prayer. The folk belief is that an individual's sins will be transferred to the chicken, thereby allowing them to begin the New Year with a clean slate.

Tisha B'Av Calamities
Tisha B’Av, also known as

What Is a Sukkah? - Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles
A sukkah is a temporary dwelling built during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Mythical Creatures in Judaism - Ziz
The Ziz is a mythological bird that is sometimes called

Jewish/Kosher Lamb Recipes
Jewish/Kosher Food: Recipes for Lamb

Jewish History - 21st Century
The opening of the 21st century is characterized by a rise in anti-Semitism and terrorism.

ABC's of Judaism - Introduction to Judaism - Judaism 101
Introduction to Judaism, including Who is a Jew, What is Torah, What are the Basic Beliefs of Judaism, and information about Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Orthodox Judaism.

About Hebrew
Hebrew is a member of the Semitic family of languages, the language of the Bible, of Judaism, and now one of the official languages of the State of Israel. Learn more about the Hebrew language in general, including its history and evolution.

About Hebrew
Hebrew is a member of the Semitic family of languages, the language of the Bible, of Judaism, and now one of the official languages of the State of Israel. Learn more about the Hebrew language in general, including its history and evolution.

Accomodations in Israel
Planning a visit to Israel? Here are links to hotels, youth hostels, and even apartments you can rent on your visit.

Adult Jewish Education Courses
These programs offer Jewish Education courses to adults.

Aliyah - Immigration to Israel
Aliyah means

Alphabet, Vowels and G'matria
The best annotated links to information about the Hebrew alphabet in printed and cursive (handwritten) form, vowels, and audio files. Includes information about g'matria (gematria), the numerical value assigned to each alphabet letter.

Hebrew Alphabet, Vowels and G'matria
The best annotated links to information about the Hebrew alphabet in printed and cursive (handwritten) form, vowels, and audio files. Includes information about g'matria (gematria), the numerical value assigned to each alphabet letter.

American Jewish Thanksgiving
Some American Jews have found creative ways to incorporate their Jewish heritage into their celebration of Thanksgiving.

American Jewry
No place or time in the Diaspora has been better for Jews than America today. This category includes articles related to American Jewry -- from names for American Jewish babies to thoughts about the high costs of living Jewishly in America.

World Jewry Today
What population statistics are there about Jews of various countries (United States of America, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, Australia, South Africa) around the world? Find statistics about Jewish education, intermarriage, and visits to Israel. Read articles about and for American Jews today.

Animal Sacrifices in Judaism: Jews and Repentance
Animal sacrifice is an ancient Jewish practice that has not been observed since the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed.

Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism

Apocrypha of the Hebrew Bible
Links to further information and study of the Apocrypha of the Hebrew Bible.

Jewish Art and Artists
Find information about Jewish artists and their art.

Art, Literature, Music
Find information about Jewish art, literature and music.

Ask the Rabbi - Conservative Rabbis - FAQ - Questions and Answers
Conservative Judaism generally accepts the binding nature of Jewish Law (halakhah), but believes that the Law should change and adapt, absorbing aspects of the predominant culture while remaining true to Judaism's values. Conservative rabbis can answer your questions about Judaism.

Ask the Rabbi - Orthodox Rabbis - Traditional Judaism FAQ - Questions and Answers
Orthodox Judaism strictly follows the Written Torah and the Oral Law as interpreted by the Medieval commentators and codified in the Shulhan Arukh and Mapah. These orthodox rabbis answer questions about Judaism and Jewish Law.

Orthodox Judaism FAQ: Rabbi A. Page
Find answers from Rabbi A. Page, an American Orthodox Rabbi, to a great variety of questions about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel. Submit your question. Read his answers.

Ask the Rabbi - Reform Rabbis - Progressive Judaism FAQ - Jewish Questions and Answers
Reform Judaism, the most progressive branch of Judaism, differs from more ritually observant forms of Judaism in that it recognizes that the sacred heritage has evolved and adapted over the centuries and that it must continue to do so. Reform rabbis can answer your questions about Judaism.

Audio
Where can you listen to Hebrew online? Right here! Find Hebrew audio files of all types - language practice, radio broadcasts, etc., and for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Hebrew Audio Online
Where can you listen to Hebrew online? Right here! Find Hebrew audio files of all types - language practice, radio broadcasts, etc., and for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah in Judaism
Bar (Bat) Mitzvah literally translates to

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Cantillation
It is traditional for the child celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah to read from the Torah. The Torah is read with a chant (cantillation or

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gifts
Should one give gifts for a bar or bat mitzvah? If so, what kind of gift is appropriate for a bar or bat mitzvah?

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party Planning Resources
Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party? These sites offer creative ideas and helpful services.

Bark Mitzvah - Jewish Dogs - Pets in American Jewish Homes
Some American Jews today celebrate Bark Mitzvahs for their dogs. Are Bark Mitzvahs actually a spiritual event in the lives of American Jews today or simply an excuse for a party?

Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah
A Reform Rabbi provides answers to questions about the Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah in Judaism.

Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah
An orthodox rabbi answers questions about the Jewish Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about the Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah in Judaism.

Observance and Practices in Judaism
Find information about observance and practices in Judaism.

Beginning Hebrew
A collection of resources for learning Hebrew especially useful to beginning students. Includes vocabulary, alphabet and vowels, basic conversation, audio files and more.

Beginning Hebrew
This collection of online beginning Hebrew resources is especially useful to those new to Hebrew. It includes links to online learning resources, books and tapes, and original lessons and articles.

Ask the Orthodox Rabbi - Jewish Beliefs and Laws - Torah and Talmud
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides halachic answers to questions about the Jewish beliefs and laws as provided in the Torah (Hebrew Bible) and Talmud.

Ask the Reform Rabbi: Jewish Beliefs and Laws
Reform Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser provides answers to questions about the Jewish beliefs and laws as provided in the Torah (Hebrew Bible), Talmud, other Jewish texts and rabbis.

Ask the Reform Rabbi - Serving Non-Kosher and Kosher Food Together
Is it okay to serve kosher and non-kosher food at the same table on Thanksgiving provided the food and dishes are clearly marked? One of our guests is a rabbi, and I don't want to do the wrong thing. Some of the non-observant guests that are coming might bring non-kosher foods even if I request otherwise.

Jewish Beliefs and Law - Hebrew Bible, Torah, Talmud
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about the Jewish beliefs and laws as provided in the Torah (Hebrew Bible) and Talmud.

Beliefs in Judaism
What do Jews believe? These sites explore key beliefs in Judaism. Topics covered include God, repentance, rabbis, goodness, freewill, love, the meaning of life, and more.

Biblical Hebrew
Annotated links to the best Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Bible content on the Hebrew Language Site and on the Internet. Includes resources for study and cantillation (chanting) of biblical texts in temple services.

Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Bible
Annotated links to the best Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Bible content on the Hebrew Language Site and on the Internet. Includes resources for study and cantillation (chanting) of biblical texts in temple services.

Birth, Baby Naming, Bris
A Reform Rabbi provides answers to questions about Birth, Baby Naming, and Bris in Judaism.

Birth, Baby Naming, and Bris in Judaism
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about Birth, Baby Naming, and Bris in Judaism.

Birth, Baby Naming, Bris in Judaism
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Birth, Baby Naming, and Bris in Judaism.

Ask the Orthodox Rabbi - Birth to Marriage in Judaism
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides halachic answers to questions about Jewish celebrations of life, including birth, baby naming, bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings in Judaism.

Ask the Orthodox Rabbi: Birth to Marriage in Judaism
An American Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about Jewish celebrations of life, including birth, baby naming, bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings in Judaism.

Ask the Reform Rabbi: Birth to Marriage in Judaism
Reform Rabbi Jeffrey Wolfson Goldwasser provides answers to questions about Jewish lifecycle celebrations, such as birth, baby naming, bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings in Judaism.

birth, baby naming, bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings in Judaism
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to uestions about Jewish celebrations of life, including birth, baby naming, bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings in Judaism.

Birth, Baby Naming, Bris, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Marriage in Judaism
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Jewish celebrations of life, including birth, baby naming, bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings in Judaism.

Blessings and Prayers
Find information about blessings and prayers recited in Judaism.

Jewish Shopping Online: Books and Music
These sites sell Jewish books and music online.

Bris - Religious Circumcision Ceremony
In Judaism, a baby's circumcision is much more than surgery. A Jewish baby's circumcision marks his entrance into the covenant (brit) with God.

Chametz - Passover Forbidden Food - Passover Cleaning - Chametz Search Sell
What is chametz? Learn how to clean for Passover to get rid of chametz. Find out where to sell chametz online. Read instructions for the bidikat chametz - chametz search - ritual.

Chanukah
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Jewish Holidays - Hanukkah
Read about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Review the Hanukkah story, including the Maccabees' victory and the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem. Learn how to light the Hanukkah menorah (chanukiya), play dreidel (sivivon), and make potato pancakes (latkas).

Hanukkah How To Pages
Learn the

Teaching resources to help children or adult beginners learn Hebrew basics
Parents and teachers can help spark children's interest in learning Hebrew basics with these colorful pages that include sound files. Adult beginners will find them fun, too!

Conservative FAQ: Passover
Conservative Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner provides answers to questions about Passover. Can lamb be eaten for the Seder meal? Is corn syrup kosher for Passover? Is baking soda kosher for Passover? Why is a cup put out for Elijah during the Seder? And more!

Conservative Judaism FAQ: Rabbi Lerner
Find answers from Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner, an American Conservative rabbi, to a great variety of questions about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel. Read the Judaism FAQ. Submit your question to the rabbi.

Ask the Rabbi - Orthodox Conversion to Judaism - Jewish Converts
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides halachic answers to questions about conversion to Judaism.

Conversion to Judaism - Jewish Converts
Reform Rabbi Jeffrey Wolfson Goldwasser provides answers to questions about conversion to Judaism and Jewish converts.

Ask the Reform Rabbi - Process of Conversion to Judaism in the Reform Movement
Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser describes the process of conversion to Judaism in the Reform Movement.

Conversion to Judaism - Jewish Converts
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about conversion to Judaism and Jewish converts.

Conversion to Judaism - Converts
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about conversion to Judaism and Jewish converts.

Conversion to Judaism - Conversion Course and Rabbi in New York - Ask the Conservative Rabbi
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is asked for help finding a Reform rabbi and Judaism course in Long Island or Queens, New York for a potential convert to Judaism.

Countermissionary Content for Jews
The material in these sites is aimed to help Jews to respond effectively to Christian missionaries who target Jews for conversion.

Dairy Menu for the Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Meal
Many people like to eat a lot of carbohydrates before the Yom Kippur fast. In my opinion, it is easier to serve a hi-carb meal using dairy, rather than meat, recipes. Along with these recipes, I put out fresh, dark breads (from the bakery) and butter.

Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is a salt lake bounded on the west by Israel and on the east by Jordan. As with so many other sites in Israel, the Dead Sea has ties to biblical history.

Death and Mourning in Judaism
Death is natural and inevitable, not a curse. For those in mourning over the loss of a loved one, Jewish laws can help them to work through their pain.

Death and Mourning Rituals in Judaism
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about death and mourning rituals in Judaism.

Ask the Rabbi - Death and Mourning in Judaism
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides halachic answers to questions about death and mourning in Judaism.

Death, Mourning in Judaism - Reform Judaism
Reform Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser provides answers to questions about Death and Mourning in Judaism.

Death, Mourning in Judaism
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Death and Mourning in Judaism.

Dictionaries
Links to the best online Hebrew dictionaries and vocabulary lists, electronic hand-held dictionaries and books.

Hebrew Dictionaries
Links to the best online Hebrew dictionaries and vocabulary lists, electronic hand-held dictionaries and books.

Dietary Laws of Kashrut - Keeping Kosher
Following the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut (keeping kosher) is a way to elevate the act of eating from mundance to holy, follow the Torah, lead a Jewish lifestyle, identify with the Jewish People, and pass on Jewish traditions to the next generation.

Jewish Food: Recipes for Kosher Dips and Spreads
Mediterranean-influenced dips like hummos (pureed chick peas) and baba ghanouj (roasted eggplant) are an excellent way to start a meal or enjoy a light snack.

Israeli Products - Buying Israeli Products Online
These sites sell products made in Israel.

Jewish Learning and Education
Read about programs, conferences and advances in Jewish education. Topics covered include Jewish summer camps, adult Jewish education, conferences for Jewish educators, educational software and more.

Eilat
Eilat, Israel's southernmost town, is mainly known as a resort town. Eilat is located at the tip of the Negev Desert, between the borders of Egypt and Jordan. Eilat is a port on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba.

Ein Gedi and Masada
Ein Gedi is the beautiful oasis located next to the Dead Sea. According to the Bible, King Shaul and his army of 3,000 men chased David, who was hiding in the caves of Ein Gedi. Masada (means fortress in Hebrew) is a mountaintop, complete with ancient ruins, located in the Negev desert near the Dead Sea..

Elul - Month of Repentance
Elul, is the last month of the Hebrew year and the month preceding Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Elul is a time of introspection, repentance, reconciliation, and heightened spirituality.

E-zines
These Jewish Magazines and E-zines cover Jewish culture, Israel and Judaism.

Feminism in Judaism
This collection of sites focus on Feminism in Judaism. It includes resources for Jewish feminists, contemporary articles about women in Judaism, and online journals that explore gender-related issues in Judaism.

Flexidox Judaism
In 2003 Rabbi Gershon Winkler coined the term Flexidox as a corrective to Orthodoxy,

Fonts Internet
How to view Hebrew on the internet, how to create Hebrew text that can be seen by any viewer, free Hebrew font downloads and help for Internet applications.

Hebrew Fonts and Internet
How to view Hebrew on the internet, how to create Hebrew text that can be seen by any viewer, free Hebrew font downloads and help for Internet applications including Hebrew email.

Fun Hebrew Stuff
Links to Hebrew puzzles, games, brain teasers, jokes and other things that will make you chuckle or at least put a smile on your face!

Fun Hebrew Stuff
Links to Hebrew puzzles, games, brain teasers, jokes and other things that will make you chuckle or at least put a smile on your face!

Galilee, Kinneret, Tiberias
The Galilee (Galil in Hebrew) is a mountainess, well watered, green area of Israel. The Jordan River runs through the Galilee. Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, also called Lake Tiberias or Kineret in Hebrew, are located in Israel's Galilee region.

Gaza Strip
What is the history of Israel in the Gaza Strip? Who are the people who lived in the Gaza Strip and were affected by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza Disengagement Plan? Read about Qassam rockets fired into Israel from Gaza and the IDF Operation Summer Rains in Gaza.

Purim Web Sites
These quality sites offer general information about Purim, a commemoration of Esther's heroic actions and a celebration of Jewish survival.

God in Judaism
What are Jewish beliefs about God? What does Judaism say about the nature of God?

God in Judaism
What is the nature of God in Judaism? What is the Jewish concept of God? Why do some Jews write God as G-d? Why are there many different names for God in Judaism?

Online Passover Haggadahs - Download and Print Haggadot for Pesach - Passover Haggadah
Haggadahs (Haggadot) contain the story of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt and are read each year at the Passover Seder meal. Download and print an online Passover Haggadah.

Haifa
Haifa is a northern city and main seaport of Israel. The city is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, and lies on and around the slopes of Mount Carmel.

Health - Jewish Diseases
Learn about Canavan, Tay-Sachs, and other diseases which affect the Jewish population.

Hebrew Language
Hebrew, a Semitic language used by the Jewish people, is one of the world's oldest living languages.

Hebrew Bible
Online versions of the Hebrew Bible in several languages and links to various sites offering aids to Bible study.

Hebrew Bible Online
Online versions of the Hebrew Bible in several languages and links to various sites offering aids to Bible study.

Hebrew Calendar
The lunar calendar of the ancient Hebrews is still used in Judaism today to calculate the occurrence of Jewish holidays. This page provides links to information and articles about the Hebrew calendar.

Hebrew Calendar
The lunar calendar of the ancient Hebrews is still used in Judaism today to calculate the occurrence of Jewish holidays. This page provides links to information and articles about the Hebrew calendar.

Hebrew Names
If your English name is Bill, what name should you use in Israel? Bill? Your Hebrew name? Or what? What should you name your new baby? These links will help you with these decisions and give you information on Hebrew names.

Hebrew Names
If your English name is Bill, what name should you use in Israel? Bill? Your Hebrew name? Or what? What should you name your new baby? These links will help you with these decisions and give you information on Hebrew names.

Hebrew Names
Learn about Hebrew names. Choose a Hebrew name. Read FAQ about Jewish naming customs.

Hebrew Names
Looking for a Hebrew name for your new child or for yourself? Use this A-Z list of popular Biblical and modern Israeli names as a starting point in your search.

Hebrew Names for Boys - Jewish Naming of Sons
Find Hebrew names for boys. The meaning of the Hebrew names are included. See an image of the name written in Hebrew letters.

Hebrew Names for Girls - Jewish Naming of Daughters
Find Hebrew names for girls. The meanings of the Hebrew names are included. See images of the names written in Hebrew letters.

Online Hebrew Radio Broadcasts
Listen to radio broadcasts online!

Hebrew Radio Broadcasts
Listen to Hebrew Radio Broadcasts online.

Hebrew Web Sites
Simi Valley uncovered the best Hebrew material available on the Web. Topics covered include Beginning Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Children's Hebrew, Fonts/Internet, Hebrew Calendar, Hebrew Names, Hebrew Literature, Slang, Search Engines, Translations and much more!

High Holidays - Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur
An orthodox rabbi answers questions about the High Holidays of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.

Jewish High Holidays - Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur
Autumn is a spiritual time of the year for Jews. Elul, a month of introspection, repentance, reconciliation, leads to Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Sukkot is a pilgrimage and harvest festival during which Jews remember the exodus from Egypt. On Simchat Torah, Jews celebrate their love of Torah with joyful singing and dancing.

Jewish History Holocaust Genealogy
Find information about Jewish history and the Holocaust (Shoah). Learn how to search for your Jewish roots using Jewish Genealogy resources.

Holiday Messages from The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
Dr. Jonathan Mirvis, International Director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School Institute - A Project of the Hebrew University of Jerualem, writes about the messages behind various Jewish holidays.

Jewish Holiday Prayers & Blessings
Learn about prayers and blessings recited on the various Jewish holidays - from Rosh HaShana to Shavuot.

Jewish Holidays and Sabbath Shabbat
Enjoy this comprehensive and helpful information about Jewish Holidays, including Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shavuot, Tishat HaYamim, Tisha B'Av, Purim, Passover, Chanukah and Tu B'Shvat.

Reform Judaism: Jewish Holidays, Sabbath Day of Rest (Shabbat)
Reform Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser provides answers to questions about Jewish Holidays and the Sabbath Day of Rest (Shabbat) in Judaism.

Ask the Rabbi - Jewish Holidays and Sabbath
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides halachic answers to questions about Jewish Holidays and the Sabbath Day of Rest (Shabbat) in Judaism.

Jewish Holidays, Sabbath Day of Rest (Shabbat)
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about Jewish Holidays and the Sabbath Day of Rest (Shabbat) in Judaism.

Jewish Holidays, Sabbath Day of Rest (Shabbat)
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Jewish Holidays and the Sabbath Day of Rest(Shabbat) in Judaism.

Holocaust Literature - Books on the Shoah
These books on the Holocaust are highly recommended. Next to traveling to the camps and speaking to survivors, Holocaust literature is the closest we can get to understanding the Holocaust experience.

Holocaust Images - Online Photos of the Shoah - Photographs World War II Nazi Concentration Camps
These sites contain images of the Holocaust. Holocaust photos are extremely powerful, and at times they convey horrors that are hard to express in words.

Beds in Majdanek Concentration Camp
Jewish prisoners slept on these beds in Majdanek Concentration Camp.

Blue Residue from Cyclon B in Majdanek Gas Chamber
The blue residue in the Gas Chambers of the Majdanek Concentration and Extermination Camp is proof that Cyclon B was used by the Nazis to kill prisoners during the Holocaust.

Barracks at Majdanek Concentration Camp
Barracks at Majdanek Concentration Camp

Carbon Oxide used in Majdanek Gas Chambers
Carbon Oxide used to kill prisoners in Gas Chambers of Majdanek Concentration and Extermination Camp. The carbon oxide was pumped into the chamber from the SS-man's booth. It took about 40 minutes for the Carbon Oxide to kill the victims in the chamber.

Cremation Ovens at Majdanek Extermination Camp
Cremation Ovens at Majdanek

Cyclon B Containers at Majdanek
Cyclon B (Zyklon B in German) was a gas used by the Nazis to kill over one million people in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek during the Holocaust.

Cyclon B Hole in Majdanek Gas Chamber Ceiling
In the Majdanek Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp, Cyclon B was poured through this hole in the ceiling into the concrete gas chamber. It took about 10 minutes for the Cyclon B gas to kill those in the chamber.

Majdanek Crematorium Building housed Cremation Ovens
This crematorium building at Majdanek is a reconstruction (the Germans set fire to the original wooden crematorium building on July 22, 1944), but the ovens in it are original. The Majdanek crematorium housed five, coke-fueled Kori ovens which were used to burn corpses. The crematorium building also had a room with a concrete dissection table, on which the gassed bodies were examined for valuables hidden in body cavities and gold teeth were removed.

Fields of the Majdanek Concentration and Extermination Camp
The Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, located about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the center of Lublin in Poland, was not hidden in a forest or surrounded by walls that obscurred the view of what was happening inside.

Majdanek Gas Chamber
This concrete Majdanek Gas Chamber was used to exterminate prisoners with Cyclone B (thrown into the chamber through a hole in the ceiling) and Carbon Oxide (pumped into the room from a container located in the SS-man's booth).

Memorial at Belzec Death Camp
Belzec Death Camp is one of the world's largest grave sites as close half a million Jews were murdered there by the Nazis in 1942. The stones in this photos cover part of the symbolic mass grave containing authentic mass gravesites. The inscriptions bear the names of communities of the murder victims and dates creating a calendar of the crime. The trees witnessed one of humanity's greatest crimes.

Memorial at Majdanek Concentration Camp
Majdanek (also referred to as Maidanek and Maydanek) was created in 1941, near the city of Lublin, Poland, as a detention camp for Russian Prisoners of War. Equipped with a gas chamber and a Krematorium (German for Crematory), the camp became a mass extermination site for Jews and other victims of the Nazis during World War II.

Plaszow Concentration Camp Memorial
The Plaszow Concentration Camp was located near Krakow, Poland. It was a work camp. Those too weak to work at Plaszow were sent to Auschwitz and killed. All that remains of Plaszow camp today is this memorial.

Shever Bat Ami Memorial Wall
These Jewish tombstones were used to build roads during the Holocaust. The Poles paved the roads with the written side down. Later the stones were dug up and used to make this Memorial Wall, called Shever Bat Ami (Broken Piece of My People's Daughter).

Holocaust Sites in Poland
These photos of Holocaust sites in Poland today - Holocaust memorials, Jewish graves, concentration camp remnants and more - were taken by Israeli high school students during their Shoah study program and educational tour to Europe.

Holocaust Sites in Poland
These photos of Holocaust sites in Poland today - Holocaust memorials, Jewish graves, concentration camp remnants and more - were taken by Israeli high school students during their Shoah study program and educational tour to Europe.

Help with Homework on Judaism
Help with a variety of homework topics related to Judaism, Jewish holidays, Jewish lifecycle events, Jewish history, Jewish culture, and other Jewish topics.

Homosexuality and Judaism - Jewish Gays and Lesbians
The Bible calls homosexuality an abomination. How do today's various demoninations of Judaism view homosexuality?

How To - Judaism Instruction Pages
Learn how to search for chametz, make challah, send Purim baskets, play dreidel and more via these instructive pages.

Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic Judaism, founded in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, offers a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. Humanistic Jews believe in creating a meaningful Jewish lifestyle free from supernatural authority, in achieving dignity and self-esteem, and in reviving the secular roots of Judaism. Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with adherence to humanistic values.

Online Resources for Intermarried - Intermarriage and Interfaith Families
Interfaith families are a reality; 33 percent of American Jewish families today are interfaith, a rise from 28 percent in 1990. Intermarriage is a reality; over 50% of American Jews today marry non-Jews. These sites contain information about and resources for intermarried couples and families.

Interfaith Issues - Jews Non-Jews - Christian and Jewish Differences
33 percent of American Jewish families today are interfaith, and over 50% of American Jews today marry non-Jews. These sites contain information about and resources for intermarried couples and families.

Interfaith Issues
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about interfaith issues.

Interfaith Questions
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about interfaith issues.

Interfaith Questions
Reform Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser provides answers to questions about interfaith issues.

International Jewish News
These sites offer daily updates of international Jewish news - from Israel to New York to Australia.

Israeli Blogs - Weblogs on Israel
Weblogs (or Blogs for short) are similar to journals with regular entries that focus on a particular topic. This page contains links to the best Jewish and Israeli Blogs on the Net.

Israeli Newspaper Columnists
The writings of these Israeli newspaper columnists provide interesting insight into Israel today.

Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut - Firecrackers
Firecrackers are traditionally displayed on Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut.

Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut - Picnics
Israelis traditionally picnic on Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut.

Photo of Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut - Flags
View photos of Israel Independence Day flags for sale.

Photos of Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut
View photos of Israel Independence Day - Yom HaAtzmaut - celebrations in Israel.

Israel Memorial Day Ceremony
View a photo of an Israel Memorial Day ceremony.

Israel Memorial Day Siren
View a photo of Israeli standing in silence at the sounding of the Israel Memorial Day siren.

Israel Memorial Day Wall
View a photo of the Wall of Names at the Latrun Museum in Israel.

Israel Memorial Day - Yom HaZikaron - Photos
View photos of Israel Memorial Day - Yom HaZikaron.

Israeli News Sources
Get the latest news from Israel with links to the best of Israel's newspapers and online news sources.

Israeli Podcasts
Podcasting is a broadcast that can automatically be downloaded onto a computer as an mp3 file and easily transferred onto an ipod or any mp3 listening device. It can also be listened to on the computer itself.

Jewish Shopping Online: Israeli Products
Support Israel by buying

Jerusalem
Jerusalem is one of the world's most unique cities. With its rich history, it is sacred to three religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). With its modern revival, it serves at the capital of Israel.

Courtyard of King David's Tomb
Jews have been praying at this site King David's tomb on Mount Zion since the Middle Ages (12th century).

Excavations from the First Temple Period
These excavations from the First Temple Period are of King Hezekiah's wide wall.

The Western Wall of the Temple
Jerusalem's Western Wall (HaKotel HaMa'aravi in Hebrew) is a wall from the Jewish Second Temple.

Jerusalem Cardo
Jerusalem Cardo is the remains of the central street (mall) of Jerusalem from the Byzantine Era.

Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City
In Jerusalem's Old City, there are many mosques.

Jerusalem Stone
Jerusalem is called the City of Gold due to the way the sun reflects off of the Jerusalem stone used on Jerusalem buildings.

Walking through Jerusalem
Walking through Jerusalem's Old City feels like a walk through history.

Jerusalem's Mount of Olives
Jews have always sought to be buried on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.

Jerusalem's Temple Mount
The Temple Mount, past home to the Jewish Temples and current home to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque, is one of today's most contested religious sites.

Jerusalem's Zion Gate
Zion Gate in Jerusalem's Old City is marked by bullet holes from the 1948 War.

Prayer Notes in the Western Wall
Jews have prayed at and placed prayers written on small pieces of paper into cracks in the Western Wall for two thousand years.

Jewish Beliefs and Law - Hebrew Bible, Torah, Talmud
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about the Jewish beliefs and laws as provided in the Torah (Hebrew Bible) and Talmud.

Jewish Bible Stories - Torah
An orthodox rabbi answers questions about people and events in the Hebrew Bible (Torah). Learn about Jewish Bible stories.

Biographies of Jewish Leaders
Via these biographies of Jewish leaders, learn who has led the Jewish People throughout the centuries.

Jewish Children
Find information for and about Jewish kids - top sites for Jewish children, free coloring pages about Judaism and Jewish holidays, kosher cooking with kids and more.

Jewish Education in America
What is new on the American Jewish Education scene? Learn about Jewish Day Schools, Adult Jewish Education programs, Jewish summer camps and more.

Resources for Jewish Educators
These sites offer resources for Jewish educators - everything from curriculum banks to message boards for networking with other Jewish educators worldwide.

Jewish Family - Families in Judaism
Find online activities for Jewish kids. Get suggestions for fun ways to celebrate Jewish holidays and lifecycle events together. Learn how other Jewish families practice Judaism.

Jewish Leaders
Jewish leaders tended to be warriors and prophets in ancient Israel. Then, when the Jewish People were in exile and without a homeland, scholars, teachers, and rabbis became leaders. In the twentieth century, the Jewish People survived Hitler's plans of annihilation and gained their own nation. Soldiers, political leaders, rabbis, academics, and philanthropists are today's Jewish leaders.

Jewish Learning
Learning Torah is considered a sacred act in Judaism. Rabbi Shraga Simmons answers questions about learning more about Judaism and learning in Judaism.

Jewish Mothers
The page celebrates Jewish motherhood, explores topics of interest to Jewish moms, exposes Jewish mother jokes and stereotypes, and provides resources to modern Jewish mothers.

Jewish News & Publications
What is new in the Jewish world? What is happening in the world from the perspective of Jews? Learn about current events via the sites of local Jewish newspapers, International Jewish papers, magazines and e-zines, and Jewish publications for children.

Jewish Shopping Online
A collection of quality Jewish Online Shopping Sites. These sites sell Jewish books and music, Judaica, kosher products, and more. Also find Jewish travel Web sites here.

Jewish Singles
This collection of sites includes the best free sites and pay online dating services for Jewish singles.

Jewish Shopping Online: Jewish Software
These sites sell Jewish software online.

Jewish Summer Camps
Jewish summer camps in America have a great deal to offer Jewish children, Jewish parents and American Jewry.

Jewish Superstores Online
These online Jewish Superstores sell everything from books and music to art and Judaica. Shop online for everything from alephbet rulers for the office to shalom teapots for the kitchen.

Jewish Travel
These sites offer information for travelers who want their travel experience to also be a Jewish experience.

Jewish View of Jesus
What do Jews think about Jesus? Why don't Jews believe in Jesus as the Messiah?

Jewish Weddings, Marriage in Judaism
An orthodox rabbi answers questions about Jewish weddings and marriage in Judaism, as well as questions about divorce and gets.

Jewish Women - Women in Judaism
Jewish women deserve a great deal of credit for Jewish survival as, throughout the centuries, they were the ones who were primarily responsible for passing down Jewish beliefs and practices to the next generation.

Kabbalah - Jewish Mysticism
Kabbalah, Jewish Mysticism, provides ancient wisdom and tools for personal growth and a fulfilling life.

Kabbalah FAQ: Rabbi Berg
Are you interested in Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism)? Submit your question to and find answers from Rabbi Michael Berg, a leading Kabbalist and co-director of the Kabbbalah Centre (Los Angeles).

Kibbutzim - Israeli Collective Communities
A kibbutz is an Israeli collective community. Kibbutzim played an essential role in the creation of the State of Israel. This directory of Kibbutzim includes the homepages of Israel's Kibbutzim today.

Judaism's Hereditary Classes - Kohanim and Levi'im
In the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, Jewish priests were responsible for worship ceremonies and rituals, such as leading services, offering sacrifices, and burning incense. Learn about and Judaism's hereditary classes (caste system) - Kohanim and Levi'im - in the past and present.

Kosher Dietary Laws - Kashrut in Judaism
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides answers to questions about Kosher Dietary Laws (kashrut) in Judaism.

Kosher Dietary Laws - Kashrut in Judaism
An Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about Kosher Dietary Laws (kashrut) in Judaism.

Kosher Dietary Laws - Kashrut in Judaism
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Kosher Dietary Laws (kashrut) in Judaism.

Jewish Shopping Online: Kosher Products
These websites sell kosher foods, gift baskets, and Jewish party supplies. Shop online for Purim baskets and for Chanukah party decorations.

Jewish Languages - Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish
Find information about Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish, languages spoken in the past and today by Jewish people..

Learn Hebrew in Ulpan
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Learn Hebrew Online
The best annotated links to online learning on the About Hebrew site and on the internet, including multimedia sites.

Learn Hebrew Online
The best annotated links to online learning on the About Hebrew site and on the internet, including multimedia sites.

Learning, Worship and Practice in Judaism
An American Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about Prayers, Worship, and Rituals in Judaism.

Learn Hebrew in Ulpan
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Hebrew Literature
Hebrew literature has a very long history, extending from biblical times to the present day. These links present an introduction including information about classical authors (who wrote in Hebrew although they did not necessarily live in Israel) and contemporary Israeli authors.

Local Jewish Newspapers - Jewish Press
These local Jewish newspapers offer quality websites on which you can find local, regional and international Jewish news.

Maps of Israel
Click here for detailed maps of Israel, including geographical, historical and topographical maps, maps of Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and more.

Ask the Orthodox Rabbi - Marriage and Weddings in Judaism
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides halachic answers to questions about the Jewish view of marriage and weddings in Judaism.

Meat Menu for the Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Meal
If you prefer to eat a meat meal before the Yom Kippur fast, this menu includes recipes for pumpkin soup, breaded chicken, herb roasted potatoes, creamy peas, fruit soup and pareve ice cream for the kids.

Messiah in Judaism
Rabbi Shraga Simmons describes Jewish beliefs concerning the Messiah.

Modiin
Modiin, called Israel's city of the future, is located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Plans are for Modiin to become one of Israel's largest cities.

Jewish Music
Find information about Jewish music and musicians.

Naming Ceremony - Simchat Bat
As opposed to a brit, circumcision, of a boy on the eighth day, there are no explicit rituals for a newborn girl. Instead, there are customs for a simchat bat, celebration of a birth of a daughter.

American Jewish Tragedies - Hurricane Katrina
How was the Jewish community of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina? How have other natural disasters in America affected American Jews?

Negev Desert in Israel
The Negev is a desert region in southern Israel. The main cities in the region are Beersheba, in the north, and Eilat in the south on the Gulf of Aqaba. Other Negev towns include Yeroham, Dimona and Arad.

Counting the Omer, Lag B'Omer
What is an Omer? Why do we count the Omer? What is Lag B'Omer? Find simple explanations of this confusing holiday.

Online Classes on Judaism and Being Jewish
Learn online. These sites offer online classes in everything from Judaism (Torah and Talmud) to being Jewish (parenting and celebrating Jewish holidays).

Orthodox Judaism FAQ: Rabbi Ari Enkin
Find answers from Rabbi Ari Enkin, an Orthodox Rabbi who immigrated to Israel from Canada, to a great variety of questions about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel. Submit your question. Read his answers.

Orthodox FAQ: Passover
An orthodox rabbi answers questions about the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach). Why is Passover observed for eight days? What food is not kosher for Passover and why? What is the origin of the afikomen? What is the role of Elijah in the Passover Seder? And more!

Orthodox Judaism
Orthodox Jews believe that God gave Moses the Torah, and it contains 613 mitzvot (commandments) that are binding upon Jews. Modern Orthodox Jews strictly observe halakhah (Jewish Law), but still integrate into modern society. Ultra-Orthodox Jews strictly observe Jewish laws and do not integrate into modern society.

Orthodox Judaism FAQ: Rabbi Simmons
Find answers from Rabbi Shraga Simmons, an Israeli orthodox rabbi, to a great variety of questions about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel. Read the Judaism FAQ. Submit your question to the rabbi.

Passover - Pesach
An orthodox rabbi answers questions about the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach).

Passover - Pesach
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Passover.

Rabbis answer questions about Passover - Pesach FAQ - Passover Questions
Rabbis answer questions about Passover.

Passover Recipes
Enjoy these delicious and easy-to-make Passover recipes for rolls, charoset, matzah balls, soup, brisket, kugels, side dishes, salads, desserts and more.

Practice and Prayer - Judaism Rituals - Jewish Worship - Blessings
Find information about Jewish worship - blessings and prayers recited in Judaism. Learn about Jewish observance - practices and rituals performed by Jews.

Prayer
Rabbi Shraga Simmons answers questions about prayer in Judaism.

Prayers for the State of Israel and the Welfare of Israeli Soldiers
Learn about and read text for prayers for the State of Israel and the welfare of Israeli soldiers.

Prayers Worship Rituals in Judaism - Ask the Rabbi - Barry Dov Lerner
A Conservative Rabbi provides answers to questions about Prayers, Worship, Rituals in Judaism.

Prayers Worship Rituals in Judaism - Ask the Rabbi - Ari Enkin
Orthodox Rabbi Ari Enkin provides answers to questions about Prayers, Worship, and Rituals in Judaism.

Ask the Reform Rabbi: Prayers, Worship, Rituals in Judaism
Reform Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser provides answers to questions about Prayers, Worship, and Rituals in Judaism.

Ask the Rabbi - Prayer in Judaism that requests success - Want to do well in sports
I am becoming more religious and turing pro as an athlete. Does Judaism have a prayer that requests success in sports? Rabbi Jeffrey Wolfson Goldwasser describes prayers in Judaism.

Learning, Worship and Practice in Judaism
An Israeli Orthodox Rabbi provides answers to questions about Prayers, Worship, and Rituals in Judaism.

Jubilee Year in Judaism - 50th Year - Ask the Rabbi
Rabbi Shraga Simmons explains the meaning of the Jubilee Year in Judaism.

Jewish Holidays - Purim
On Purim Jews celebrate how Queen Esther saved the Jews of Persia from annihilation. With costumes (tachbosot), noisemakers (raashanim), food baskets (mishloach manot), hamantashen cookies (oznay haman), a festive meal (seudat purim), and carnivals, Purim is a favorite Jewish holiday for children and adults.

Purim Online Greeting Cards and Gifts
Want to email a Happy Purim card to family and friends? Want to send a Purim food basket (mishloach manot, shlach manos) to family and friends?

Purim Sites for Children
These are fun sites for kids to visit as they get ready for Purim. They include Purim games, slide shows, and recipes just for kids.

Purim Recipes
These sites provide information about Purim food customs such as Seudat Purim and Mishloach Manot. They also provide a variety of Purim recipes such as kreplach and hamantashen.

Reading Torah - Leinen - Keriat HaTorah
Reading Torah (Keriat Hatorah in Hebrew and Leinen in Yiddish) is the public recitation of sections of the Five Books of Moses. If you are interested in reading Torah in your synagogue, these tools - some free online and others for purchase - may be helpful.

Reconstructionist Judaism
Reconstructionists believe that Judaism is an

Reform Judaism
Reform Judaism affirms the central tenets of Judaism - God, Torah and Israel - and embraces diverse beliefs and practices. Reform Jews accept the Torah as the foundation God's ongoing revelation while learning also from modern exploration of its development. Reform emphasizes Jewish ethics through action to improve the world.

Reform Judaism FAQ: Rabbi Goldwasser
Find answers from Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser, an American Reform rabbi, to a great variety of questions about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel. Read the Reform Judaism FAQ. Submit your question to the Reform Rabbi.

Jewish Sabbath Day of Rest - Shabbat, Shabbos
The Jewish Sabbath day of rest, called Shabbat in Hebrew, begins on Friday evening and ends on Saturday evening.

Sabbath (Shabbat) - Jewish Day of Rest
An Orthodox Rabbi answers questions about the Sabbath (Shabbat), the Jewish Day of Rest.

Sabbath (Shabbat) - Jewish Day of Rest
A Conservative Rabbi answers questions about the Sabbath (Shabbat), the Jewish Day of Rest.

Places in the Holy Land held sacred by Christians.
Many places in the Holy Land are held sacred by Christians.

Places in Israel held sacred by Jews
Places in Israel held sacred by Jews.

Links to places in Israel that are sacred to Muslims
Links to places in Israel that are sacred to Muslims.

Hebrew Search Engines
Annotated links to Israeli and Jewish search engines - some are Hebrew-only and some also have information in English and other languages.

Hebrew Search Engines
Israel is a very high tech country and is no exception to the Internet explosion. Some of these search engines are Hebrew-only and some also have information in English and other languages.

Selichot Prayers
Selichot, pentitential prayers, are recited before the Jewish High Holidays.

Sex and Judaism
What does Judaism say about sexuality? What does Jewish Law say about pre-marital sex, sex during marriage, birth control, abortion, masturbation, and homosexuality?

Shabbat Prayers and Blessings - Sabbath Prayer
Learn about prayers and blessings recited during the Sabbath (Shabbat), the Jewish day of rest.

Slang and New Hebrew
Newspaper and magazine articles about the development of New Hebrew, trends and slang.

Hebrew Software and Hardware
Links to vendors of software and hardware for learning Hebrew, word processing, Bible study, fonts and more. Includes links to Palm and handheld electronic dictionaries.

Hebrew Software and Hardware
Links to vendors of software and hardware for learning Hebrew, word processing, Bible study, fonts and more. Includes links to Palm and handheld electronic dictionaries.

Study Talmud Online
A collection of the best places online to study Talmud.

Observant Jews wear Tefillin (phylacteries) - boxes containing Biblical verses - during morning prayer services starting at the age of 13. Learn more about Tefillin in Judaism.
Observant Jews wear Tefillin (phylacteries) - boxes containing Biblical verses - during morning prayer services starting at the age of 13. Learn more about Tefillin in Judaism.

Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, a bit New Yorkish in look and character, is Israel's second largest city after Jerusalem. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Tel Aviv is Israel's main commercial, financial and manufacturing center.

Judaism's Holy Temple in Jerusalem
The Temple was the holiest site and the spiritual center of the Jewish People in ancient times. The First Temple was built by King Solomon in 1000 B.C.E. and destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. The Second Temple was built by Ezra, Nechemiah and Zerubavel in 516 B.C.E. and destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E.

Jewish History - 21st Century Terrorism
Terrorism, the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce in furtherance of political or social objectives, rose significantly in the 21st century.

Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes
What differentiates a kosher Thanksgiving table from a non-kosher Thanksgiving table? A kosher turkey and non-dairy (pareve) side dishes and desserts. These recipes can help you to create a special kosher Thanksgiving experience for your family and friends.

Think Fall - Think Pumpkin
Word of Mouth Catering offers

Tishat HaYamim Recipes
In mourning the destruction of Jerusalem, it is customary to refrain from eating meat during the Nine Days (Tishat HaYamim) between the first and ninth of the Hebrew month of Av. These dairy recipes can be made during the Nine Days.

Today's News - Israeli and Jewish Newspapers
Links to the primary sources for news about/from Israel and the Jewish world.

Torah - Hebrew Bible
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner answers questions about the Torah.

Hebrew Translation
Resources for translation from and into Hebrew.

Travel to Israel
Planning a trip to Israel? Here are links that will guide you to hotels, restaurants, maps, travel agents and give you a few tips as well.

Jewish Holidays - Tu B'Shvat
Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. In Israel, Jews plant trees on Tu B'Shvat. Outside of Israel, many Jews collect money for planting trees in Israel. The holiday is also celebrated by eating special fruits or having a Tu B'Shvat Seder.

Tu B'Shvat Recipes
Jewish food recipes for the holiday that celebrates trees, Tu B'Shvat.

Tu B'Shvat Seder - Jewish Holiday Rituals
Kabbalists in the 16th century began to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu B'Shvat, with a seder service modeled after the Passover seder. They would bless and enjoy fruits native to the Land of Israel, drink four cups of wine and discuss concepts associated with the holiday.

Charity in Judaism - Jews and Tzedakah - Jewish Giving
What does Judaism say about giving charity (tzedakah)?

Ultra-Orthodox Judaism
Haredi Judaism is the most theologically conservative form of Judaism. Haredi Judaism is often translated as ultra-orthodox Judaism, although Haredi Jews themselves object to this translation. They simply refer to themselves as Jews, and they consider more liberal forms of Judaism to be unauthentic.

Land of Israel
Israel's rich history, religious significance, cultural diversity, and interesting landscapes attract tourists to the country. This Virtual Tour includes descriptions and photos of Eilat, Dead Sea, Haifa, Jerusalem, Jordan River, Kinneret, Masada, Negev Desert, Tel Aviv, and Tiberias.

Almond Tree Flowers
Almond Tree Flowers

Apolonia
Apolonia

Apolonia
Apolonia

Bedouin Children Catching School Bus
Bedouin Children Catching School Bus

Bedouins
Bedouins

Beginning of the Negev Desert
Beginning of the Negev Desert

Book of Samuel - David and Goliath
Book of Samuel - David and Goliath

Book of Samuel - David and Goliath
Book of Samuel - David and Goliath

Book of Samuel - David and Goliath
Book of Samuel - David and Goliath

Camels in Israel's Negev Desert
Camels in Israel's Negev Desert

Camels in Israel's Negev Desert
Camels in Israel's Negev Desert

Carmel Flocks
Carmel Flocks

Carmel Horses
Carmel Horses

Ceasaria
Ceasaria

Ceasaria
Ceasaria

Club House built by Ethiopian Israeli Children
Club House built by Ethiopian Israeli Children

Club House built by Ethiopian Israeli Children
Club House built by Ethiopian Israeli Children

Crack in the Desert
Crack in the Desert

Derech Burma
Derech Burma

Druze Home with Israeli Flag in the Window
Druze Home with Israeli Flag in the Window

Eilat
Eilat

Eilat
Eilat

Ein Akev
Ein Akev

Ein Koves
Ein Koves

Ein Yorkiam
Ein Yorkiam

Flat Bike Tire in the Negev Desert
Flat Bike Tire in the Negev Desert

Flowers in Northern Israel
Flowers in Northern Israel

Gaash Beach
Gaash Beach

Gisar A-Zarka
Gisar A-Zarka

Gisar A-Zarka
Gisar A-Zarka

Grave of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi near Tzipori Israel
Grave of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi near Tzipori Israel

HaYarkon
HaYarkon

Hadera Electrical Plant
Hadera Electrical Plant

Har Arbel
Har Arbel