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Judaism & pets

Judaism & pets

IN THE TORAH Though beloved today, Jews in ancient times were quite wary of dogs, particularly of keeping them in the home, as they were considered unclean and even violent....

Judaism & pets

IN THE TORAH Though beloved today, Jews in ancient times were quite wary of dogs, particularly of keeping them in the home, as they were considered unclean and even violent....

the Jewish soul

the Jewish soul

JEWISH VIEWS ON THE SOUL According to Jewish tradition, the soul — the “neshama” or “nefesh” in Hebrew, both of which mean “breath” — is the “I” or the “self”...

the Jewish soul

JEWISH VIEWS ON THE SOUL According to Jewish tradition, the soul — the “neshama” or “nefesh” in Hebrew, both of which mean “breath” — is the “I” or the “self”...

the historicity of Purim

the historicity of Purim

HISTORIC CONTEXT   In 587 BCE, the Babylonian Empire conquered the Kingdom of Judah (present day Israel-Palestine) and exiled about 25 percent of the population to Babylon, marking the true...

the historicity of Purim

HISTORIC CONTEXT   In 587 BCE, the Babylonian Empire conquered the Kingdom of Judah (present day Israel-Palestine) and exiled about 25 percent of the population to Babylon, marking the true...

gender in Judaism

gender in Judaism

THE STORY OF CREATION This slide will describe the origins of the Torah from an archeological and linguistic perspective, not a spiritual one. If that will bother you, please skip...

gender in Judaism

THE STORY OF CREATION This slide will describe the origins of the Torah from an archeological and linguistic perspective, not a spiritual one. If that will bother you, please skip...

ancestors in Jewish culture

ancestors in Jewish culture

IN ANTIQUITY: IMPORTANCE OF GENEALOGYLineage and ancestry have been important to Jews since antiquity. The Tanakh (“Hebrew Bible”) dedicates an enormous portion to genealogy and ancestry. The Torah, or the...

ancestors in Jewish culture

IN ANTIQUITY: IMPORTANCE OF GENEALOGYLineage and ancestry have been important to Jews since antiquity. The Tanakh (“Hebrew Bible”) dedicates an enormous portion to genealogy and ancestry. The Torah, or the...

Jewish-Hindu solidarity

Jewish-Hindu solidarity

JEWS Jews are an ethnoreligious group, a tribe, and a nation originating in the Land of Israel, descended from the ancient Hebrews and Israelites. An ethnoreligious group is an ethnic...

Jewish-Hindu solidarity

JEWS Jews are an ethnoreligious group, a tribe, and a nation originating in the Land of Israel, descended from the ancient Hebrews and Israelites. An ethnoreligious group is an ethnic...