Karaite Judaism predominantly follows patrilineal descent. Jewish identity is also commonly defined through ethnicity.
Life, the Afterlife, and the Soul The Jewish G-d: What's He Like? Preparing for Shabbos How the Children of Israel prepared for Shabbos in the Desert, and how we prepare for Shabbos today. A beautiful Midrash that speaks of the power of Judaism in the spiritual realm. Birchas Hachamah - The Blessing of the Sun Only Once in 28 Years! What can you do for those you have loved who are no longer here? Why is a baby girl singled out for this great praise, "everything?" With the blessing of a baby daughter comes a realization of the fullness of life.