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The Hebrew word ‘Havdalah’ הבדלה means ‘separation’ and is used to describe the brief ceremony held shortly after Shabbat ends to formally mark the end
The Ten Commandments is the name given to the set of instructions given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai by God. The biblical account
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 Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, held political power in Germany from 1933 until the end of the 2nd World War in May 1945
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
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
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
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
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 is a sacred book of stories, history and law. It is the word of God, given with love and for all eternity. Torah
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
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