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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

1098 Information about the Jews in Poland has began to be publicize in Polish chronicles 1170 Warsaw Jews administered the Polish mint. Many coins had Hebrew inscriptions. 1203 Jews were granted freedom to have their own land in Galicia. 1264 The General Charter of Jewish Liberties known as the Statute of Kalisz was issued by […]

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants. 1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah is a great Jewish religious event and it gets a lot of attention, especially because of its timing around Christmas season. Hard to believe, even with its popularity, Hanukkah is one of the less important holidays in the Jewish calendar, but nonetheless, it’s still a significant time of year, where it is associated with […]

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Hanukkah Gift Giving

Hanukkah gets a lot of attention, and has become so centered and almost focused around gifts. Many Jews have expanded the gelt giving tradition to a gift giving tradition, especially because of its timing and proximity around Christmas season. Gift giving is a well kept tradition in Christmas and celebrating it without gifts is like […]

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Weddings in Israel

Israel is a country made up of a salient variety of landscapes, dozens of historical landmarks juxtapose with oscillating cities, breath taking white sand beaches and outstanding desert landscapes, and a myriad of both wildlife and human cultures. Aloft the great city of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are some of the most arresting and artistic […]

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Jewish Marriages

Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would […]

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Jewish Wisdom on After-Life

Jewish Wisdom on After-Life

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4) One of the most terrifying and appalling thing that could happen to us and our love ones is death. Just thinking about it […]

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