Hasidic Jewish men wear their unique sidecurls as a way of preserving an aspect of Hebrew culture. In addition to their distinctive hairstyles, Hasidic Jews of both genders typically wear styles which were historically p... More »

Many Orthodox Jewish men wear curls on the sides of their heads to be in accordance with an interpretation of a verse in the Torah that prohibits shaving the "corners" of the head. These curled locks are called peyos. Th... More »

Abraham is central to Judaism because he is widely regarded as the father of the Jewish nation. In addition, he is seen as the exemplar of the servant who is faithful to God in all things, and who follows all commands. A... More »

While Jews believe there was a Jesus, they do not accept that he was the long-awaited Messiah. They believe that Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies in the Old Testament and that the Jewish Messiah has yet to ... More »

Jews wear a kippah, or yarmulke, as a symbol of reverence before God. Traditionally, kippot (the plural of Kippah) are worn only by men, though depending on community and personal customs, women may also choose to wear t... More »

A Jew is traditionally defined as either a person of Jewish descent, or a person whose religion is Judaism. A Gentile is a general term for any people not Jewish, either by descent or religion. More »

The Western Wall is important to modern Jews because it is the only remaining relic of the Second Temple, which was a sacred center of the Jewish religion in ancient times. The building was destroyed by the Romans in 70 ... More »