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How do I explain G-d to a young child?

Children have an advantage over adults when it comes to understanding G-d. Adults understand in the realm of reason, and reason can't really explain...

Why do many people write God with a dash ("G-d")?

We do not write G-d's name in a place where it may be discarded or erased. Treating G-d's name with reverence is a way to give respect to G-d. So...

What is G-d?

G-d G-d can’t be defined. I am not avoiding the question. That is the answer. You want to know "what is G-d?" G-d can’t be defined....

Why can't we see G-d?

Hide and Seek  With tears in his eyes the little boy ran into to his father’s study. When his father, Rabbi Dovber, the great Magid of...

Why is G-d always referred to as "He", isn't G-d genderless?

G-d is neither male nor female. The word for "He" in Biblical Hebrew can also mean "it". Put somewhat differently: when you go into a...

Who Knows One?

There is one infinite creator, the cause of causes and the maker of all. He is not one in a numerical sense -- since He is not subject to change,...

Free to Be What I Will Be

Moses said to G-d, Now, I will come to the children of Israel and say to them: "The G-d of your fathers has sent me to you. And they will say to me...

Is G-d Religious?

The polls are mixed on that count. Recent surveys show that as much as 80-90% of Americans will say that they believe in G-d, but 40-50% will say they do...

What are G-d's names?

The common consensus amongst the earliest halachic authorities is that there are seven "holy names" which due to their holiness "may not be...

Why is the name "Elohim" plural?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Anina: why is elohim plural?Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Because it refers...