Jealousy is defined as “feeling resentment against someone because of their success or advantages.” Judaism has much to say about this feeling, and the particular sin, when acting upon this emotion in a specific manner.
Most experts agree that the city of Jerusalem has no special strategic value or terrain that makes it a desirable location for an occupying army. Neither does Jerusalem possess many natura
In addition to publicizing the miracle and victory of the first rebellion in history on behalf of religious freedom, Chanukah and its customs contain many other concepts and moral ideas.
All living beings in the world require nourishment to continue to live and to survive. In this particular aspect, man is no different from any other living creature. However, man is unique among creatures of the world in other aspects regarding food.
Our society often judges people by the friends they choose. A good friend can help make life more meaningful and worth living, but most people who we call "friends" are actually only acquaintances, not true friends. How does one discern between who is a true friend
One of the most known and recognized Jewish prayers, if not the most well-known prayer of all to both Jews and non-Jews, is the Kaddish. Ask anyone what this prayer is about and they will tell you that it is the prayer for the
What are the other special commandments and customs of Sukkot, and what do they, with all their details, teach the Jewish people about the values of this holiday and Judaism, in general?
Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, quite different from all other days of the year for Jews. Nearly all waking hours are spent in the synagogue
As the life span of human beings has generally been dramatically increasing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, most people tend to suffer more illnesses over a lifetime than their ancestors did in previous generations
On Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the atmosphere and mood is quite different from the revelry of the secular New Year. This chapter will explore why and how this is so, through the unique