The website of Rabbi Moshe Pitchon

21st Century Judaism.com is a project launched by Rabbi Moshe Pitchon, based upon the understanding that it is impossible to face the realities and challenges facing Judaism in the 21st century with thinking models cast centuries ago.

21st Century Judaism is the view that Judaism today is not the medieval understanding of Judaism that, one way or the other still serves as the model of all current forms of Judaism.

Judaism is what Jews have learned through their thousands of years of experiences

Judaism is what Jews do

jewish values

To be a Jew is to live according to  Jewish values

Jewish values result from the understanding of the experiences Jews have as a people.


Behind ideologies and forms of worship, Judaism is clearly defined by a young Biblical princess saying: “Such a thing is not done in Israel” (2 Sam. 13: 12). Judaism is about what Jews do and don’t do.

Successful responses

Successful responses to the perennial challenges to human existence are preserved through thinking patterns, emotional responses, and behavioral 

practices that may well explain much of Judaism’s longevity.

Judaism purpose

The justification of Judaism’s existence is in the service it provides to human beings in understanding their lives and the world in which they live. The right responses to the challenges of life.

What is judaism?

Judaism is what results when the thousands of years of accumulated experiences of the Jewish people are distilled and put into practice.

Judaism is the guide steering the way Jews conduct themselves in the world.

Judaism does not teach that one has to be “this kind of Jew” and not another kind of Jew