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Resting on the Sabbath, Part 2

Religion aside, taking a break on the Sabbath can be a good thing for your mental and physical well-being. It doesn’t really matter if you slow down on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday, just make the practice work with ...

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Do You Really Need To Rest on the Sabbath? Part 1

Deuteronomy 5:13 reads, “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work…” In Hebrews 4:9, Paul wrote, “So th ...

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The Alarming Rise in European Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews and the hellacious acts that often accompany it, is nothing new. It’s been around almost since the beginnings of recorded history. Its most notable exemplification was the Holocaus ...

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7 Books About World War II for Kids and Teens

World War II can be a difficult time frame to understand historically. The reasons the war began were complex and not limited to one country. Nazi ideology can be difficult to explain to children, but it’s importan ...

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Jewish Movies To Switch Up Your Holiday Movie Binging

At sundown on December 2, Hanukkah begins. It’s the Jewish winter holiday celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. According to tradition, pure olive oil was required for the menorah in the T ...

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Who Was Miriam in the Bible?

Moses and his brother, Aaron, are the heroes of the book of Exodus in the Bible. It was Moses who demanded the release of the Israelites from the Pharaoh of Egypt. Aaron was Moses’ spokesperson, because Moses could ...

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Archaeological Find Depicts Ancient Jewish Culture

In the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament, Moses sends out 12 spies to the land of Canaan. Scripture gives us the name of the men who went, the most notable of whom was Joshua, the man who would lead Israel after the d ...

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Noteworthy American Jews to Remember in May

Since 2006, May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate contributions and achievements of American Jews. Here are some famous people who made a difference in the history of the Unite ...

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8 Must-See Religious Museums

The United States has so much religious heritage that is preserved in seminaries and museums. If you can’t get to one of these spots, check your local religious university for exhibits within its walls that will he ...

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Celebrating the Jewish New Year

In the United States, we celebrate the new year in January with drinking and football. September marks the new school year. If you have a business, your fiscal calendar may begin in October. No one really thinks too mu ...

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