Oldest monotheistic religion, originating in Mideast more than 3,000 years ago with patriarch Abraham. Leading strains of Judaism include Conservative, Orthodox and Reform. Jews have Old Testament as their holy book. There are some 14 million Jews in the world, mainly in US and Israel.
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Kinneret Shiryon: Bringing her ideas to fruition.

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Parashat Vayeshev: Deeper love

Why did Jacob love Joseph?


The digital idolatry challenges the spirit of Hanukkah

MIDDLE ISRAEL: Hanukkah now assumes new meaning, as mankind grapples with the public sphere’s hostile takeover by a technological invasion.

Mosaic United, the most significant Jewish org you don't know

Mosaic United is quietly pouring millions of dollars into innovative Jewish educational programs to strengthen Jewish identity and connection to Israel in the Diaspora

Historic Jewish figures featured in Jerusalem Film Festival section

One of the strongest sections in the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, which will run at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from November 27-December 2, is the Jewish Portraits program.

What is the history of Thanksgiving? Why is it controversial?

A breakdown of everything you need to know about Thanksgiving.


National Library of Israel reveals new Hanukkah treasures

The library has the vast majority of Hebrew and Jewish books, journals and magazines published in history.

Jewish life on display at Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival

There will be feature films, restored classics, documentaries, animated movies, children’s films and much more, as well as a number of special events.

Hanukkah celebrates victory in struggle to maintain Judaism - opinion

Facing existential threats of annihilation led by Iran, other Muslim countries, terrorism and the Islamic movement, we ask the same questions that our ancestors asked: How can we survive?

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