A Jewish matchmaker is called a shadchan if he is a male or a shadchanit if she is female. The tradition of matchmaking is known as shidduch. Professional matchmakers are paid to propose potential matches between singles... More »

The Year of Jubilee was a time of rest and renewal of the land for the Jewish people in biblical times. Occurring every 50 years, families were required to return to their homeland, forgive debts and leave the land fallo... More »

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The blessing of God for his commandment to kindle the lights of Hanukkah, the remembrance of the miracles performed for the ancestors, and the thanksgiving to God for his sustenance are the three Hanukkah blessings. Comm... More »

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There are many different Hebrew names for God, but the most common are "Yahweh," "Elohim" and "Adonai." Each has a slightly different meaning, but all are used to refer to God. More »

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Judaism is a monotheistic faith, which means members believe in only one god. Judaism teaches that all humans were created in the image of God and that God intends to send a person to remedy the ills of the world. The To... More »

Christmas is not mentioned in the Hebrew calendar. Christmas is a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar year. The Hebrew calendar lists important dates and holidays to the Jewish people, and follows a lunar calendar cycle... More »

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The primary holy book of the Jewish faith is known as the Torah, which comprises the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy; these are also the first five books of the Old Testament of the Christian... More »