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Am I a bad Jew if I don't believe in G-d?

Question: Am I a bad Jew if I don't believe in G-d? --SammyK Answer: If you don't believe in G-d, who defines good or bad? If you define it...

Why be religious?

Question: Why be religious? I mean, people go to Israel and depend on this trip to make them religious. But then what happens when they ask themselves,...

What is Judaism?

Judaism Is A Religion  Some may say this is a silly question; why obviously, Judaism is a religion. I say it is anything but a silly question, and I...

Can a Jew quit Judaism?

Question: Although I was raised in a traditional home, was brissed and barmitzvad (sorry about these spellings) I have never had any faith or...

Who are the Jews?

A Couple  Once upon a pagan world there lived a single monotheistic couple: Abraham and Sara.1 People say belief in G-d is old fashioned, but truth...

To be a Jew...

Question: Practically speaking, what does it mean to be a Jew? Answer:  To be a Jew is to be a moral and spiritual heir to those who stood at...

Why continue being Jewish?

Question: I am teaching a high school class about threats to Judaism in the modern world. What do you see as the biggest threat to Jewish...

How could Abraham be the first "Jew"?

Question: How can Abraham be called the "first Jew"? I always thought that Jew meant having to do with being from the tribe of Judah. So...

Sleepless Souls

Darkness was beginning to fall, and the monastery refectory was filled with the sounds of children finishing their dinner. Brother Jean-Paul, the head...

Ignoring G-d

The people who brought G-d to the world don't have much to do with Him. Perhaps the saddest aspect of modern Jewish life is how unimportant G-d is to...