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