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Indian Jews

The great majority of India’s population are adherents of Hinduism, a religion whose history stretches back thousands of years. Hinduism is  very tolerant of other religions,

The Holocaust

The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, held political power in Germany from 1933 until the end of the 2nd World War in May 1945

Modern History

This section of our website contains pages, or links to pages, of relevance to students of NSW Modern History syllabus which is studied in Years

Jewish People

This section of our website deals with Jewish people. The first part describes selected Jewish communities around the world; please note that there are many

Use of the Siddur

In the synagogue we read from a special prayer book known as the siddur. The siddur, the Jewish Book of Common Prayer, is the religious

Basic Judaism Overview

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

The Talmud

Until the 2nd century C.E., the Oral Torah was passed down in verbal form alone. In the years following the destruction of the Second Temple

The Torah

The Torah is a sacred book of stories, history and law. It is the word of God, given with love and for all eternity. Torah

People of Israel

Israel is home to a widely diverse population from many ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds. Some 6.6 million people live there today, including approximately

Shema Yisrael

This Jewish prayer, like many others, is known by its opening words, ‘Shema Yisrael’ or, more simply, as the ‘Shema’. The prayer in fact consists

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