The Jewish Faith


Judaism: Understanding and Connecting with the Jewish Faith

The communities and resources of the Internet are perfect for learning about Judaism, and bringing members of the Jewish faith closer together. This guide will teach you about the oldest of the Abrahamic religions, including sacred Jewish texts, Jewish law, and Jewish holidays. There are also resources for helping Jews practice their religion, and tools for learning about Hebrew, Yiddish and other Jewish languages. It is often difficult to find kosher food and wine, but this guide will make that task easier. With the Internet, Jewish news, Judaica products, Jewish blogs and dating sites are also at your fingertips.

The Jewish Faith

The oldest of the Abrahamic religions, Judaism is, surprisingly, not well understood. The common perception of Judaism is uninformed and made up of stereotypes and superficial facts. This perhaps stems from its non-evangelical nature and the reluctance of some sects of Judaism to teach outsiders about the faith. Fortunately there are many sites that have opened up this ancient faith to the inquisitive mind.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Unlike many other faiths, Judaism is not simply a matter of religious belief but rather encompasses in differing ways the concepts of culture, nationality, history, and, some argue, ethnicity. Being Jewish can mean very different things for different Jews. Use these sites to explore the different perspectives and lifestyles the term includes.
  • Many Jewish holidays' exact dates differ slightly depending on whether or not you're in Israel. Make sure which one a Web site is referring to before marking your calendar.
  • The sites in this section on Jewish holidays provide overviews and explanations. For practical information on observing these holidays, explore the sites in the "Practicing Judaism" section of this guide.

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Practicing Judaism

Practicing Judaism can be tricky, even for the strictest observers. With a lunar calendar, days ... read more »

Learning About Hebrew, Yiddish, and Other Jewish Languages

Hebrew is the holy language of Judaism, the language of the Torah and of prayer. But for hundreds, ... read more »

Finding and Learning About Kosher Food and Wine

The word kosher has crept into the English language retaining most of its original meaning of ... read more »

Being Part of the Jewish Community

The Jewish community is a strong one, but with such a small number of Jews spread over the world, ... read more »

Locating a Synagogue

Finding the right synagogue, or any synagogue at all, can be a challenge. It can seem like an ... read more »

Jewish Dating and Networking Sites

This is the section your mother's been wanting you to read. With the proliferation of Jewish dating ... read more »

Jewish Blogs

Jewish culture is not exactly known for its quiet reserve. Whether kvetching, kvelling, or ... read more »

Finding Jewish News

There is a great tradition of Jewish news, and many Jewish publications have served as a vanguard ... read more »

Judaica Products

Judaism is not lacking in Jewish products. Now location is no impediment to filling your home with ... read more »

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