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Interested in experiencing Israel first-hand? Below are links to information about Israel programs for young people. BJE’s Israel Program AUJS (Australasian Union of Jewish Students)
Hailed as the greatest writer of Anglo-Jewry, Israel Zangwill was also a leading Zionist pioneer. His life was full of contradictions: despite his close links
Decision-makers in Jerusalem have always compensated for Israel’s numerical disadvantage vis a vis its enemies by creating an excellent intelligence service. Many individual spies have
The third of the patriarchs, son of Isaac and father of the 12 tribes, Jacob was also the man who wrestled with God in a
The Jewish calendar differs from the common one. It is based on the revolutions of the moon around the earth, whereas the common calendar is
Jews are not a homogeneous people – there are substantial differences between Jewish communities in different parts of the world, although there are of course
According to the Torah every effort must be made to preserve the sacred relationship of marriage: making peace between a husband and wife is considered
In this section of our website you will find information about Ethics in Judaism. For more information please click on one of the links below.
The Jewish people are first and foremost a family. Daily life, ritual and the passing on of our tradition all have the family at their
Jewish Family Names
To the Anglo-Saxon ear, Schneider and Portnoy sound like typical Jewish names, while Taylor is the quintessence of Englishness. In fact, all three simply mean
Jewish Genetic Diseases
From the earliest times Jewish scholars have had a keen eye for diseases that were suspected to be hereditary in nature. The Talmud (Yevamot 64B)