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“Shema Israel” The ultimate manifestation of faith in Judaism

  By Gideon No other prayer defines the essence of Judaism more than the prayer called the Shema. Observant Jews consider the Shema to be the…

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Why I chose to be Jewish – Stories of people who converted to Judaism

by Gideon A son of a German Nazi, a Chinese person who grew up in communist china, a son of an African leader, an Argentinian Benedictine monk,…

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A window into the fascinating Hasidic world

The Jewish Hasidic community has many sides: It is a close society and as such very little is known about it. The videos posted here…

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The Battle Between Judaism and Christianity and Moses’ Demotion

By Gideon The story of the Exodus of the Israelite from Egypt is the story of Moses, the greatest leader of all times of the Jewish…

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Traditional and Modern Attitudes in Judaism

By Gideon Modern religious attitudes are reflected more in the Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism. In Reform Judaism the movement is concerned with up…

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My Fiddler on the Roof

By Gideon Few years ago, Mike, a friend at work mentioned that he was going to see Fiddler on the Roof that weekend. I told…

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L’chaim, ‘To life’: Judaism and wine

By Gideon The Jewish relationship to wine is rooted in religious practice.The most characteristic toast of the Jews is L’chaim, ‘To life’. It meant, “May you…

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Our old Synagogues: What happens to synagogues when no one is left?

Can a Jewish person forget the place where he celebrated his bar mitzvah and read in the Torah for the first time? Is it possible  to…

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About a Synagogue

The first Jews (merchants) arrived in Palm Beach county in 1900, four years after the railroad tracks extended to Miami. At that time, Jews were…

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