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Homeland: Part II: Jewish Roots
By Mike Martin - January 7, 2009

Despite the rather recent view of Israel as an artificially created state for the Jewish people, there is much historical, archaeological, and Biblical evidence that thousands of years before the United Nations created the state of Israel that Jews lived...

Homeland: Part I: The Return
By Mike Martin - January 7, 2009

The story of the Jewish search for a homeland where they could simply live in peace is one of struggle, survival and persistence. Jews have never been unsure about the location of their homeland and from the days of Abraham have known where they have the...

Good and Evil: Part IX: Golem
By Barry Leibovitz - January 3, 2009

The golem is one of the most mystical creatures in all of Jewish folklore. It is perhaps best known as an artificial creature that is made by magic and although it is mentioned in early Jewish religious texts, most notably in Psalms 139:16 it became most...

Good and Evil: Part VIII: Lilith
By Barry Leibovitz - January 2, 2009

One of the few female stars in Jewish folklore is Lilith or Lilit. She was believed to be the first wife of Adam but refused to accede to his authority and ran away. Adam then asked for and received a new wife, Eve, who was fashioned from his rib and...

Good and Evil: Part VII: Curses
By Barry Leibovitz - December 31, 2008

One of the most interesting parts of Jewish folklore for both Jews and non-Jewish people is the development and use of curses which are designed to bring harm or damage to another person. Even more interesting is that many of those who have made the...

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