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CANDLESTICKS The candle is a very important symbol for Jews. Fire is warm and inviting. The Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) says that the flame is a
A number of Jewish symbols are commonly found in a Jewish home. MEZUZAH ‘Mezuzah’ is the name given to the parchment scroll that is attached
In this section of our website you will find information about a range of Jewish texts, ranging from the Torah and Tanach (Bible), to rabbinic
This is just a tiny sample of Jewish texts on the topic of parenting. It is important to note that while most of these texts
Jewish Values Looking into the values of Tikkun Olam, Kindness and Integrity Tikkun Olam “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed
What has been the role of women in the history of Jewish mysticism? Are there examples of women kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who were in any
Arabic, like Hebrew, is a Semitic language, with the two having many words in common. Up to 180 million people speak Arabic as their mother
At the turn of the last century, Jewish immigrants from Europe mixed in New York and Chicago with black immigrants from the Deep South. Soon
An extraordinary number of 20th century Jewish scientists were drawn into the field of nuclear research. As the Nazi dragnet tightened, dozens of them fled
Jews are commanded to drink four full cups at the traditional Passover Seder (meal) and the festival of Purim is a time of licensed alcoholic
Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab, who was said to be the most evil of all the kings of Israel before him. The story
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