Basic Judaism Overview

Judaism is the mother-faith from which Christianity and Islam developed. All three date back to Abraham, who discovered the one, true, invisible God. At Mount Sinai, several centuries later, Moses and the Israelites received the Torah (teaching), which revealed the way God wished to be served. Belief in one God, as taught by Moses, is the basic principle of Judaism.

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The Seven Species (Shivat Minim)

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Seven species of natural produce are traditionally associated with the land of Israel. They are: Wheat Barley Grapes Figs Pomegranates Olives Honey These seven species and their relationship with the…

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Index of BJE’s Jewish Learning Pages

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Teaching Resources to Purchase Teaching Resources to Purchase Basic Judaism Basic Judaism Overview Different Streams of Judaism Judaism and Israel Judaism and Women The 10 Commandments Mitzvot Synagogues Synagogue Interiors …

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Torah explained for Kids

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According to Jewish tradition, the Torah is the word of God, which He dictated to Moses who then wrote it down for the Jewish people. Because of this, the Torah…

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Havdalah

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The Hebrew word ‘Havdalah’ means ‘separation’ and is used to describe the brief ceremony held shortly after Shabbat ends to formally mark the end of Shabbat and the return to…

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Aseret HaDibrot (the 10 Commandments)

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The Ten Commandments is the name given to the set of instructions given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai by God. The biblical account of this is set out…

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Indian Jews

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The great majority of India's population are adherents of Hinduism, a religion whose history stretches back thousands of years. Hinduism is  very tolerant of other religions, due mainly to a tendency…

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The Holocaust

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The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, held political power in Germany from 1933 until the end of the 2nd World War in May 1945 ('Nazi' is an abbreviation for the…

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Books for or about Pesach (Passover)

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Books for Children Sammy Spider's First Passover Sammy Spider’s First Haggadah  Sammy Spider’s Passover Fun Book Children’s Passover Fun Book Ultimate Sticker Book: Passover Grover and Big Bird’s Passover Celebration…

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