Judaism 101

Judaism 101

  • Hamsa Meaning Date: June 11, 2013

    One of the most common symbols found in the Middle East is the Hamsa, a hand shaped symbol.

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  • Star of David Meaning Date: June 05, 2013

    The Star of David, or Magen David is the most well-known symbol of Judaism. It has numerous meanings, most of which are Kabbalistic in nature.

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  • Judah in Judaism Date: January 14, 2013

    What is Judah and where does the term come from? First we must know some background information.

    Jews weren’t always known as Jews. They were originally known as Hebrews before they turned into a nation. The term Hebrew comes from the original Jewish forefather Abraham, who was known as “Abraham the Hebrew” or “Avraham haIvri”. Hebrew, or Ivri, means one who lives across, or one who crosses. This is either because Abraham crossed the Jordan river in moving to the Promised land of Canaan, or that he originated from across that river on the other side where present day Iraq is.

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  • Judaism 101 Date: January 14, 2013

    Most people have heard of Judaism and Jews and the contributions of Judaism to the world, especially that of monotheism.  In addition, most people are familiar with widely celebrated Jewish Holidays such as Passover, Rosh HaShanah and Hanukkah.  But most people are unaware of what Judaism is to its practitioners, the symbols that are considered important and basic beliefs.

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  • The Significance of the Order of the Bible Date: September 04, 2011

    Many often wonder if there is any significance to the order of the books in the Bible. Some ordering has more significance than others, but in general, the answer is yes. The order is as follows, and we will go through the entire list:

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  • Freedom Date: September 04, 2011

    We are all familiar with the disadvantages of being a slave, but one could argue that there are many more advantages to such a life. One the one hand, you have no freedom to plan your day. But on the other hand, you have no burden of responsibility for another person or anyone, for that matter. You do what you’re told and that’s all there is to it. So although the life of a slave is dull, boring, without ambition and without progress, the life of a slave is secure (as long as he does his job) and he doesn’t have to worry about advancing in the world or changing the world, for a man without freedom is a man without influence.

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