Tisha B’Av, the 9th of the Jewish month of Av, is a day of mourning.Read More »
Ask A Jew: Social Justice in Judaism
Social Justice in Judaism most often looks like Tikkun Olam. The Hebrew phrase means “Repairing the world.”Read More »
Ask A Jew: Is the Wailing Wall truly a remnant of the Second Temple?
I have read that there is controversy about whether the Wailing Wall truly is a remnant of the Second Temple or whether it is part of a Roman fortress. What does the evidence indicate?Read More »
Ask A Jew: How come Jews pound their chest when they pray?
How come sometimes, when Jews pray (like during Yom Kippur services), they pound their chests with their fists?Read More »
Ask A Jew: The Balfour Declaration
What relationship does the Balfour Declaration have with Hitler's hatred of Jews and the creation of the nation of Israel?Read More »
Ask A Jew: Help! I Need Matzo Ball Soup
If this really is a genuine matzo-ball-soup emergency — and I sense from your tone that it is — I have some bad news for you. I’ve lived here more than seven years, and I’ve yet to find a local restaurant that makes matzo ball soup.Read More »