Facts About the Jewish Religion

Hanukah’s Menorah

The Jewish religion is referred to as Judaism and is known to be one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religion. Monotheistic religions belief systems are based on the idea of a single God that is all-powerful and not in need of helpmates such as the Trinity of some Christian faiths, or polytheism, where multiple gods …

Who Wrote the Hebrew Scriptures? And What Were Their Influences and Inspirations?

Mastering the Traditional Passover Greeting: The Israel Museum

While Judaism accepts certain authors by tradition, scholars still ask: Who wrote the Hebrew Scriptures? They are not trying to sabotage Judaism—in fact, there is a good reason to ask this question, and the answers potentially enrich, rather than depreciate, the Jewish faith. The question has historical, anthropological, philosophical, and theological implications. Furthermore, because of …

Hebrew for School: Teach Your Children Hebrew

Parents and Children

Studies have shown that it is easier for children to learn a second language than it is for adults. It’s also a great skill to have either way, as being bilingual is becoming more and more useful as the years go on. Learning a new language can give your child a leg up and teach …

Hebrew Alphabet Meanings, Symbols and Ideas About Creation

Kabbalah "ein sof" chart

Hebrew is not just for Bible or Jewish studies scholars. It turns out the letters of the Hebrew alphabet actually have much to say about the patterns that govern creation—both natural and human. The Hebrew alphabet meanings, symbols are relevant to Christians, too, as they represent and refine the understanding of God, the cosmos, and …

How to Read the Hebrew Bible

How To Read The Hebrew Bible: Hebrew Bible

Interested in learning how to translate the sacred text yourself? It’s completely possible, although severely deemed otherwise, for those not wanting to fly to Jerusalem themselves to learn. The history of the language in and of itself is extremely fascinating, and learning it can give you the ability to express yourself in ways you originally …

History, Jews and Germany. Book Review

History, Jews and Germany: Book Cover

The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis By David E. Fishman Reviewed by Julie Sara Porter The Holocaust is a time when many people took courageous risks to save lives. There were just as many stories of people who took courageous risks to save not only human …