Jewish Culture

Why Jews Emphasize Education

At the time just before the destruction of the Second Temple, the Romans under the leadership of Vespasian, had surrounded Jerusalem and were laying seige to it. Rabbi Yochanen ben Zakkai, seeing that the End was in sight and that all within the city would be exterminated when the Romans finally breached the gates, and […]

About Jews

If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one per cent of the Human Race. It suggests a dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is […]

The Eight Degrees of Charity

Who is Kind to the Poor Lends to the Lord“ Proverbs 19:17 When we help those in need, we are actually helping God do His work, for we are caring for His people. This is how important the Mitzvah of Tzedakah is. Maimonides thought a great deal about this Mitzvah and how it could be […]