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Names for God

DIFFERENT NAMES FOR GOD IN THE BIBLE ‘Hear Oh Israel – the Lord our God, the Lord is One’. The Shema prayer is the basic

Overview of Jewish Prayer

The Hebrew term for prayer is ‘tefillah’. The word ‘pray’ in Hebrew is ‘pallel’, from the root, pe, lamed lamed, meaning ‘to judge oneself’. Thus

Pesach Prayers Explained for Kids

HALLEL On the first 2 days of Pesach we say the full Hallel during morning services at the synagogue. ‘Hallel’ means ‘praise’ and is the

Shabbat Explained for Kids

Shabbat is the most important day of the week for Jews, because it is a day on which we remember that God created the world

Sacred Texts and Writings

There are many sacred writings in Judaism, all of which teach Judaism’s adherents how to live ethical and moral lives. The writings are a major

Kabbalah (mystical traditions)

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

Yom HaSho'ah (Holocaust Memorial Day)

The term Yom HaSho’ah translates as ‘Holocaust Day’. The exact translation of the Hebrew word shoah is actually ‘whirlwind’ and this is the Hebrew name

Stories & Songs for Pesach

STORIES Simcha’s Torah Stories The Other Side of the Story sichosinenglish.org – Passover Stories SONGS Aish haTorah: Haggadah Songs Judaism 101: Pesach Songs hebrewsongs.com –

How to make Kneidlach

Kneidlach, or matzah balls, are traditionally eaten with soup on Passover. At this time, noodles and other soup nuts or dumplings that are made of

How to Host a Passover Seder

The Pesach Seder is one of the most ritualised times of the Jewish calendar. ‘Seder’ means ‘order’, pertaining to the particular order of this night

The Seder

The Seder, literally ‘order’, is the ritualised meal eaten on the first two nights of Pesach (only one night in Israel). The Pesach Seder is the

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