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Here we'll consider what it means to be Jewish. What makes a person Jewish? What is a Jew? Does one have to be born Jewish to be Jewish? Is Judaism a race, a religion, or what? Are converts "really" Jewish? Is Judaism like a cult where everyone must agree all time? Is there a Jewish Pope? Why are there Jewish Movements if God is one? Is one Movement "more Jewish" than the others? What's the differences between Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism? What is Jewish Renewal? Who are the Karaite Jews? What are Chassidim (Hasidim)? Where are the Ten Lost Tribes?

There is much more to come so check back often! Your comments, questions and corrections are sincerely invited on the on site Facebook wall or via e-mail. Please "Like" and "Share" my studies with your friends

Section Directory
(mainly posted in the order produced)

The Sacred Name: The Third Commandment (includes text and video versions).
The "Right Kind of Jew": Is there a "right way" to be a Jew? (includes text and video versions).

The Seven Universal Laws, One By One; Includes videos on each topic and texts on some.
With Shlomo Phillips and Rabbi Aryel Nachman ben Chaim. For more on this topic see my Noahide home page:
While these are specifically directed to Noahides, they apply to all Jews as well; Includes videos on each topic.

What The Messiah Must Accomplish (includes text and video versions, as well as extra videos).
     * For more on this see my Mashiach ben David home page
The Ethiopian Jews (includes video only)
Blame Israel? No Way! (includes text and video versions)
Do Better We can do better IF we choose to! (Video only)
Three Men Visit Avraham; (includes text and video versions)
Female Orthodox Rabbis: Regarding a most startling pronouncement; (includes text and video versions).
A Time to Stand: Chayei Sarah A D'var Torah on Genesis 23:1−25:18; (includes text and video versions)
Female Orthodox Rabbis: A Few Thoughts. (includes text and video versions).
The Holy Service: The Chevra Kadisha. (includes text and video versions)
Teshuvah: Finding forgiveness; (includes text and video versions)
Don't Blame HaShem!: The Roll of Free Will; (includes text and video versions)
The Golden Rule: Don't Convert the Jews; (includes text, video and audio presentations)
Torah 101: What is the Torah? Tanach? Talmud? (includes text and video versions)
Our Morning Blessings: A wonderful way to begin your day! (includes text and video versions)
Enough With The Infighting! Remember WHY The Second Temple Was Destroyed (includes text, video, and audio versions).
Shlomo's Challah My quick and easy recipe for Sabbath Bread
Lashon Hara: The most serious sin most people have never heard of! (includes text and video versions)
Women of the Wall A few thoughts
Do Women Matter According to the Bible?
Counting the Omer Pesach to Shavu'ot: Info on the Divine Emanations (includes text and video versions)
A Shema Secret Understanding the Shema. (includes video)
Jewish Uniqueness Are Jews Uniquely Chosen? (includes video)
Clarifying Tehillim (Psalms) Chapter 22 (includes video)
The Five Principles of Jewish Defense: As Defined By The Jewish Defense League (includes audio)
Anti-Zionist Jews: How can any Jew oppose Israel? (includes video)
Dear World: An open letter by Rabbi Meir Kahane, (November, 1988) (includes audio)
The Amida: Also known as the Shmoneh Esreh and as the Standing Prayer (includes video)
The Shabbat Amida: Also known as the Tefilat Sheva or Prayer of Seven Blessings
Shema Israel: What the Shema is and how to incorporate its truth into your life (includes text and video versions)
The Month of Elul: The Month of Repentance (includes text and audio versions)
Modeh Anee: The exaltation of the awakening soul (music video)
Faith is the key Emuna and the faith of Cain and Abel (includes text and video versions)
The Suffering Servant Understanding Yisheyah (Isaiah) 52-54 (includes text and video versions)
A Time line of Eretz Israel
Why Were Blood Sacrifices Required? Will They Be Required In the Future? (includes text and video versions)
Why its so difficult to convert There is a reason!(includes text and video versions)
Orthodox Views of Non-Orthodox Movements Considering conversion? This is important to understand!
Antisemitism In The USA And Around the Globe by The Numbers.
So, you wanna be a tzaddik; (includes video)
The Trefa Banquet: Judaism Divided
What it means that HaShem is Echad
Orthodox or Liberal? Hillel or Shammai?
The Calendar HaShem the Jewish People
HaTikvah: Israel's National Anthem (includes text and music video)
What Was Job Lacking? What are we lacking? (includes video)
Jewish Symbols
Shema Israel (includes video)
Yetzer Tov and Yetzer hara: The Impulses of Free Will
The 613 Laws According to Rambam
The 13 Principles of Judaism According to Rambam (includes video)
The Hope of the World
Zion and Zionism (includes video)
Judenhass Foundation of Antisemitism
Jews on the Moon! -- AKA May We Have The Moon Please? (includes video)
The Power of Words

The importance of Shabbat; for more on this see my Holiday Guide The Jews of Butte County, California Who is a Jew:

The Holocaust: Learn the Truth About What Really Happened!

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