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Links to Other Jewish Sites

Please note that the links listed below are general links. For information on a specific Jewish topic, please first visit our pages on that topic

Rites of Passage

Judaism provides for several rites of passage in the life of an average Jew. Several rites are associated with the birth of a child, ranging

Judaism and Music

Music plays an important, if often unacknowledged, role in Judaism. Prayers are often sung, making participation in prayer services more enjoyable and adding an emotional

Ethics

Judaism is much more than just a religion: it is a way of life. There is a correct Jewish way of doing everything, and Judaism

Shmittah (the Sabbatical Year)

The Torah commands that every seventh year the land must rest and all debts be forgiven. This sabbatical (from the word ‘seven’) year connects ecological

Animal Rights & Welfare

According to Jewish ethical tradition, prohibition against cruelty to animals is one of the basic laws of humankind. Indeed, animals are understood to not only

Environmental Aspects

From Bereshit (Genesis 1:28), the first chapter in the Torah, we see that God wants human beings to both use the natural world for their

Jewish Life in Australia

Compared with other Diaspora Jewish communities, Australian Jewry is a very young community. Within two centuries, however, it has emerged as one of the most

What is Judaism?

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

Studies of Religion (SOR)

Studies of Religion is an elective NSW Higher School Certificate subject offered in many schools. Within that subject, Judaism is one of the religions which

Germany 1918-1945

The following external pages and sites are recommended: Germany 1918-1939 at the HSC Online website. Germany in the 20th Century at Spartacus Educational (a UK

Wars & Disputes 1948-2001

A Chronological Outline 1948 Israel’s Independence On 14 May 1948 the British Mandate ended and Israel proclaimed its independence as a sovereign state within the

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