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Jewish Calendar

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

Jewish Prayer

This section of our website contains a number of pages about Jewish prayer, including an overview of Jewish prayer and pages specifically about some Jewish

Keeping Kosher Explained for Kids

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

Lag baOmer

Lag baOmer – the 33rd Day of the Counting of the Omer Lag baOmer is celebrated on the 18th of the Hebrew month of Iyar,

The Omer Period

What is the Omer Period and why do we observe it? An omer was a measure of barley which was brought to the Temple as

Pesach (Passover)

Passover or Pesach, as the festival is called in Hebrew, historically commemorates the deliverance of the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, and recalls our

Shabbat Symbols & Foods

Shabbat is the period from twilight on Friday to nightfall on Saturday evening. It is the most precious time of the whole week in the

Shabbat

A Gift from God What would you do if you were given the gift of being able to do nothing? Where would you be if

The Jewish Year explained for Kids

The Jewish calendar is different to the one we use in Australia (called the ‘secular calendar’ or ‘common calendar’). The secular calendar is based on

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