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The Torah outlines the foundational narrative of Judaism. It consists of the first five of the 24 books that make up the Tanach. The five books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It narrates the origins of Judaism- from God's creation of the world, to the descent of the people of Israel into Egypt and their salvation with the granting of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Torah ends with the death of Moses, prior to the people's crossing to the promised land. The books highlight civil laws, religious obligations, and teachings such as the 10 commandments.
A video of Ambassador Danny Danon holding the Bible and asserting the Jewish people's right to Israel has been translated into multiple languages including Turkish.
The Ethics of the Fathers gets a new colorful look as a graphic novel.
Jews have been living in Italy since before the destruction of the Second Temple.
The Israel Museum’s new exhibition brings the Rambam to life through rare manuscripts and his own signature.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
The ‘highest level’ of charity per Maimonides is not to support the poor financially, but to prevent a person from becoming poor.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Judaism sees the proper and respectful treatment of a person’s dead body as an expression of human dignity.
Every person in the community has the ability to attain this exalted status of holiness.
By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
If we look closely, the demand is not only that we act righteously, but that we also give others the benefit of the doubt.
Maimonides notes that afflictions of clothes and homes are not a natural phenomenon, and explains the various forms of tzara’at as an educational process warning against slander and bad speech.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Former editor of the Batman franchise goes on a quest to make Passover accessible.
By YVETTE J. DEANE
The Jewish people was not created naturally, and its belonging to natural history is not simple in the least. This is a nation that was created miraculously.
Yes, the Jewish nation survived. It maintained a strong national awareness and even returned to its land by the grace of God.
Is there a connection among these three central themes? Is this some gradual process that leads to a defined goal?
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