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I have a Jewish mother and Catholic father. How can I embrace Judaism?

Mrs. Rivky Kaplan: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's your question?luci: I would really appreciate your advice. I am a 34 year old...

A Jew by Osmosis

My family lived in a small, largely Christian town in the South, and I was the only Jew in my school. I was different, obviously, and every Christmas I was...

Are Jews Normal?

If you ask someone coming out of a church “Do you believe in G-d?” the worshiper is shocked. “What type of question is that? Of course I...

How can we be certain that the Jews were never "unchosen" by G-d?

The fact that G-d chose the Jews emanates from G-d's Will (Ratzon), which transcends logic and intellect.[Now you might be thinking, "Why would G-d...

The Chosen People: Chosen for What?

“You have chosen us from among the nations” (Siddur). The Jews are referred to as “the Chosen People”. Many Jews themselves ask,...

What is the Secret of Jewish Survival?

Jewish history is one of the oldest in the world, beginning its national history with the Revelation at Mount Sinai some 3,300 years ago. In the...

Is there any way to explain anti-Semitism?

There have been many books written on this topic, and many theories have been offered to explain the centuries-old phenomenon of anti-Semitism. What is so...

Why are the Jews called "Hebrews"?

The word "Hebrew" comes from the Hebrew word "Ivri." Jews are called Hebrews because their ancestor and founder, Abraham, is called1...

Isn't it racist and arrogant to call Jews chosen?

No. "Chosen" doesn't mean "privileged" or "entitled." It refers to a unique covenant that you have with G-d. This is responsibility. (BTW, if any...

What does the "Chosen Ones" mean?

In a nutshell--chosen for great responsibility and obligation. Why the Jewish People? This goes back to the Bible--to the beginning of our history with...