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What makes a person Jewish?

A Jew who does not observe the commandments or Jewish traditions is still considered Jewish.

What is the reason for the Jewish dietary laws?

The Torah provides a detailed list of foods that are kosher and those that are not.

How is Judaism linked to the State of Israel?

Israel was always viewed as the spiritual and physical homeland, no matter where the Jewish people lived.

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Do Jews believe in heaven?

According to some authorities, ‘The World to Come’ refers to the world inhabited by the righteous after death.

Do I need to believe in God to be Jewish?

While evil and wicked behavior can be attributed to humanity, some may deny God’s existence because of natural suffering.

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Coronavirus facts & misconceptions: More questions answered

Here are some of the most common misconceptions about COVID-19 and the coronavirus in Israel and around the world.

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20/04/2020
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Can a mask protect me from coronavirus?

Although face masks reduce the likelihood of transmission by blocking the most common entryways of the virus, there are several reasons why they do not completely prevent infection.

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