The Judaism Site Judaism 101 Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. My goal is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English. This web site has grown continually for more than 10 years and continues to be updated periodically. The information in this site is written predominantly from the Orthodox viewpoint, because I believe that is a good starting point for any inquiry into Judaism. Everything in this web site is free to use or distribute in any way, with three conditions: 1) if you use text, graphics or sound from this site, please credit this site; 2) do not redistribute this information for profit; 3) do not "mirror" this site or copy pages from this site for use on other web sites. Where to Start Just browsing? Looking for something specific? Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? Want to see what's new?
Hebrew for Christians - Learn Hebrew for FREE! My Right Word: Even The Stones Laugh At Amos Oz The New York Times' favorite Israeli author, Amos Oz (or is he David Grossman? or, perhaps, AB Yehoshua? no difference, actually, as they are all Leftist and belong to the exclusive "Admor Clique" of Israel 'peace camp', a religiously messianic sect), sat down with Roger Cohen, another type of "favorite" of the NYTimes). “Most Israelis,” he suggested, “would wave goodbye to the West Bank but they don’t want to be suckers, they don’t want the Gaza scenario to repeat itself. Absolutely as for the second part; not so true of the first. Academic-sponsored polls indicate supporters of Judea & Samaria retention, and for sure in major swaths of territories, is above 50% (even this last Knesset vote proved that). Oh, and when do right-of-center and even national camp representatives get interviewed, with or without coffee or lunch by a NYTimes columnist? Oz continues:- True, yes, but now we have Syrian chemical weapons to worry about. And this: Not in the Middle East. Another snippet: He went on...
The Legends Of Jewish History, A Detail History Belz, a small town in Galicia, a small country in Eastern Europe that no longer exists on the map today, apparently no different from hundreds of other pre-war Jewish Shtetlech. However, the mere mention of the name Belz is enough to evoke powerful emotions in the hearts of thousands of Jews – to awaken nostalgic memories in the hearts of those who had the privilege to visit Belz, before it was devastated and destroyed during the Second World War Holocaust and destruction of Eastern European Jewry, and to kindle the imagination and yearning in the hearts of the younger generations who have heard such wonderful tales and legends about Belz from their parents and grandparents or from their teachers and community elders. Like Babylon and Constantinople, throughout history, there have been cities that had more popular appeal than most other cities and the very mention of their names conjures up visions of far away exotic cities and fabulous fables and legends lost in the mists of time.
Judaism - The Jewish Website About The Anti-Defamation League The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. Anti-Semitism In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, ADL challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence. Read More ▶ Combating Hate Read More ▶ Israel & International
The Tabernacle The Tabernacle of Ancient Israel "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among (in) them" - Exodus 25:8. The Tabernacle of Ancient Israel was a sanctuary which was given in a vision to Moses as a pattern and constructed by the children of Israel. God's promise was that He would dwell within the Holy of Holies above the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. The Purpose and Heart of the Law - A Devotional Message Blood Atonement - A Bible Study Return to Bible History Online
Google The Shul - The Belzer Synagogue in Jerusalem, Power of Prayers On many levels, the main Belzer Bais Medrash in Israel is a one-of- a kind landmark which inspires awe and wonder in all who behold it. The Shul has ten story building, located in Jerusalem’s north neighborhood, has become one of the must-see destinations for tourists visiting the Holy Land, who flock to it by the tens of thousands. In terms of sheer physical size and grandeur, the 260,000.00 sq ft structure, which was completed in 2000 after 15 years of work, is a magnificent masterpiece. The tastefully decorated lobby sets an elegant tone, with its walls covered in Indian teak, and its floors in Chinese granite. The illumination is provided by nine chandeliers, each containing 110 bulbs and 100,000 pieces of Czech crystal, as well as by the building’s huge windows. But apart from the grand scale of its construction and its superb engineering, the synagogue provides a unique experience on a deeper level.
Board of Directors The Board is responsible for determining the strategic and policy direction of the BIS, supervising the management, and fulfilling the specific tasks given to it by the Bank's Statutes. It meets at least six times a year. Four advisory committees assist the Board in its work: The Administrative Committee reviews key areas of the Bank's administration, such as budget and expenditures, HR policies and IT. The Committee's Chairman is Jens Weidmann. The Audit Committee meets with internal and external auditors, as well as with the compliance unit. The Board of Directors may have up to 21 members, including six ex officio directors, comprising the central bank Governors of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, one member of the Economic Consultative Committee serves as observer to BIS Board meetings, on a rotating basis. The Board of Directors elects a Chairman from among its members for a three-year term and may elect a Vice-Chairman.
Names of God in Judaism The Tetragrammaton (YHWH) The Tetragrammaton in Phoenician (1100 BCE to 300 CE), Aramaic (10th Century BCE to 0) and modern Hebrew scripts. The name of God in Judaism used most often in the Hebrew Bible is the four-letter name יהוה (YHWH), also known as the Tetragrammaton (Greek for "four letters"). The Tetragrammaton appears 6,828 times in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia edition of the Hebrew Masoretic Text. An early depiction of the Tetragrammaton—circa 600 BCE. Portion of column 19 of the Psalms Scroll (Tehilim) from Qumran Cave 11. The name ceased to be pronounced in Second Temple Judaism, by the 3rd century BCE. Rabbinical Judaism teaches that the name is forbidden to be uttered except by the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) in the inner sanctum (Kodesh ha-Kadoshim, or Holy of Holies) of the Temple on Yom Kippur. Passages such as: "And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, YHWH [be] with you. Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh Main article: I Am that I Am Yah
Israel and Stuff - Israel's Daily News | Innovations and Discoveries |Tourism Information | Aliya and the IDF What You Need to Know About the Torah? Supposing you are in a synagogue and someone says, “they’re taking the Torah out now” just know they are referring to a scroll of parchment on which the Five Books of Moses is written. It is written by hand, with a quill, and the entire time that the person is writing it, his thoughts must be of G-d. Supposing after Belz synagogue you went to visit some friends, and they say, “let’s learn some Torah.” They are not necessarily referring to that scroll of parchment we just talked about above. Torah, in this context, can mean anything from the gamut of Written and Oral Jewish law, history and thought, or any of the further philosophies and insights that later rabbis wrote. If that isn’t weird enough, you might then go to a class to learn, and the lecturer might say, “that’s Toras Moshe m’Sinia” meaning that is a law that goes way back to the giving of…Torah. "So, do we now know what Torah means? Yup, I think we’ve proven the point. Moving on to the Oral Torah that ended up written down.