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The Nazi Holocaust of 1939-45 wiped out a third of world Jewry; yet in many respects, the Assyrian conquest of the kingdom of northern Israel
There are three Jewish festivals referred to as the ‘Pilgrim Festivals’. Each festival of these three reflects an agricultural theme connected to the produce of the land
ALL ABOUT THE FOUR SPECIES A set of the 4 species, including a particularly green looking etrog (the fruit resembling a bumpy lemon) The Arbah
The Arab-Israel conflict is a complex one with the two sides often having seemingly irreconcilable opinions and attitudes. Some of the underlying causes of this
The Baal Shem Tov is a towering figure in the history of Jewish spirituality. In founding and nurturing the Chassidic movement, he radically transformed Jewish
Judaism mandates great respect for God and His name. This respect is extended to written instances of God’s name and requires that they be disposed
Lighting the Chanukiah The only specific mitzvah involved with Chanukah is the lighting of the chanukiah (Chanukah menorah or candelabrum) on each of the eight
A chronological outline through to 1948 70 CE – The Destruction of the Temple and the Jewish Dispersion Jews have lived in the Land of
When do we observe the Fast of Esther? The Fast of Esther, called Ta’anit Esther in Hebrew, is observed before Purim, usually on the 13th of the
The Hebrew alphabet is called the alefbet in Hebrew because of the first two letters, alef and bet. The Hebrew language, unlike English, is written from
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