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The Jewish Holy Days: Part II
By Jerry Katz - December 15, 2008

The Jewish year begins in the fall with the celebration of the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah (“Head of the Year”) is the official Jewish New Year’s Day and is celebrated on the first and second day of the Jewish...

The Jewish Holy Days: Part I
By Jerry Katz - December 15, 2008

Like all religions Judaism sets aside certain days to celebrate their religion and to remember their past. There are many different Jewish holy days and they are commemorated in a variety of ways depending on which branch of the faith that one chooses to...

Roots: Part VI: Sephardic Jews
By Mike Martin - December 9, 2008

A Sephardi is a Jew with family origins in the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal). This includes both the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain under the Alhambra decree of 1492, or from Portugal by order of King Manuel I in 1497 and...

Roots: Part V: Ashkenazi Jews
By Mike Martin - December 9, 2008

No story on the origins of the Jewish people would be complete without a section on the Ashkenazi Jews. As we know from the Tanach and has now been confirmed by genetic markers the Jewish people originated from Semitic tribes that lived in the Middle East...

Roots: Part IV: The Proof
By Mike Martin - December 9, 2008

An amazing discovery by a 12-year-old boy who accidentally broke through the floor of an Israelite tomb with a large hammer led an archaeologist to reveal to the world hundreds of pieces of pottery, jewelry and other artifacts that had been undisturbed...

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