Israel in the News – 2018 So Far

Israel often makes the headlines, with stories ranging from politics to scientific advancements to international sports. Let’s take a quick look at some of Israel’s highlights in 2018 so far… After Zambia declared a cholera outbreak across the country, Israel was the first country in the world to send international aid. Doctors, nurses, lab technicians, […]

This Week’s Torah Portion: Chukat

Name: Chukat Reading: Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1 – 11:33 Parsha Summary – Chukat The Red Heifer God tells Moses about a purification process to cleanse people who have come into contact with a dead body. They must find a blemish-free, pure red cow who has never worked and sacrifice her in front […]

How Judaism Sees Kabbalah

Kabbalah is a little bit of a controversial topic. Some believe it to be a potent source of religious symbolism; some people regard it with cynicism; others – including many Christian sects – believe it to be a source of evil, magic, or devilry. However, in Judaism, Kabbalah and the ideas it espouses are often […]