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From a psychological perspective, the story of Joseph portrays the pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Yet there is a deeper message to the tale. Joseph was
Eretz Yisrael (The Land of Israel) has always been a very special place for the Jewish people. When the Jews were told to leave Israel
INTRODUCTION Jews have lived in the land of Israel for nearly 4000 years, going back to the period of the Biblical patriarchs (c.1900 BCE). The
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
In the Jewish tradition there is no absolute division between material and spiritual, body and soul. According to the Hebrew Bible, the human body expresses
The history of Kabbalah stretches back to Biblical times, and it is still very much a living, developing tradition today. What originated as an esoteric
Kaddish is often described as the Jewish prayer for the dead because it is recited by mourners on behalf of their deceased relatives, but this
Having a numerical value of twenty, the letter KAF is the first of the double-figured letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The letter KAF symbolises the
All laws related to Kashrut belong to the ‘laws of obedience’ (which are laws that require us to do something). The Hebrew word ‘kasher’ means
Keeping the laws of kashrut is one of the most important things a Jewish person can do. The Hebrew word ‘kasher’ means ‘fit or proper’. It
Once denigrated as fit only for Jewish celebrations, klezmer has undergone a remarkable revival. It has metamorphosed beyond its East European roots, and now encompasses
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