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Askmoses scholars are carefully selected to bring the best of Jewish knowledge to you. Each scholar studied Judaism, Jewish History, Jewish Culture and is a recognized communicator and teacher in his or her community. Many are world-class authors and lecturers as well as practicing rabbis. The scholars live all over the world and express their knowledge to you from their point of view, 24/6. Get to know our scholars by reading their backgrounds.


Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

Aryeh Kaplan (1934 - 1983) was a noted rabbi and author, who had a background in both physics (he was listed in "Who's Who in Physics") and Judaism. He was a prolific and original teacher; his work ranged from studies of the Torah, Talmud and works of mysticism to outreach and philosophy.


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Three Categories of Kabbalah

The study of Kabbalah is divided into three basic areas: the theoretical, the meditative, and the practical. The theoretical deals with the form of the mysteries, teaching the structure of the angelic domains as well as of the sefirot , or divine emanations. With great success, it deals with problems posed by the...

The Mysterious Tefillin

Have you ever felt so close to another human being that every moment together was precious? Where every letter and memento from this person was something to be treasured? What if this person gave you a meaningful gift? Every time you looked at it or used it, would it not remind you of this special relationship?...

Extraterrestrial life

To Be Or Not To Be One of the first to discuss the question of extraterrestrial life in general was Rabbi Chasdai Crescas 1 (Or Hashem 4:2). After a lengthy discussion, he comes to the conclusion that there is nothing in Jewish theology to preclude the existence of life on other worlds. As possible evidence for...

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