Why are jews called jews?

Answer Those who practice the faith of Judaism are often referred to as Jews, which is a plural noun. As an adjective, these same people are called Jewish. The "Ju" or "Jew" part of the words comes from t... Read More »

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Can Jews eat venison?

Venison can be Kosher. It is one of the Orthodox Union's accepted game meats, along with antelope, bison, giraffe and ibex. It would have to be farmed deer, however, because there are steps that mu... Read More »

Why do Jews put stones on headstones?

According to Barbara Binder Kadden, director of the Jewish Educational Council of Seattle, Washington, the origins of the Jewish tradition of marking a headstone with small stones most likely stems... Read More »

The Customs of the Orthodox Jews?

An Orthodox Jew is someone who believes the Torah literally came from Mt. Sinai and that all Jewish law is binding for all generations, but within this framework are many schools of thought. One of... Read More »

Why do Jews wear the kippah?

Kippot are important to Jewish faith and culture. The wearing of the kippah is a sacred act showing man's relation to God. This tradition is borne out of ancient times recorded in the Talmud. Its p... Read More »