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  Jew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The advent of the Jewish Enlightenment (see Haskalah) of the 1700s and the subsequent emancipation of the Jewish populations of Europe and America in the 1800s, changed the situation, allowing Jews to increasingly participate in, and become part of, secular society.
The patriarch Abraham was a migrant to the land of Canaan from Ur of the Chaldees.
The 2,000 year dispersion of the Jewish diaspora beginning under the Roman Empire, as Jews were spread throughout the Roman world and, driven from land to land, and settled wherever they could live freely enough to practice their religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jewish   (4942 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.
The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.).
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /index.jsp   (202 words)

 History & info - the Jewish calendar
The current definition of the Jewish calendar is generally said to have been set down by the Sanhedrin president Hillel II in approximately C.E. The original details of his calendar are, however, uncertain.
The Jewish calendar is used for religious purposes by Jews all over the world, and it is the official calendar of Israel.
The Jewish calendar is a combined solar/lunar calendar, in that it strives to have its years coincide with the tropical year and its months coincide with the synodic months.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-jewish.html   (955 words)

 Lithuanian Jews/Vilnius-Vilna
The Great Synagogue, which once stood at the end of Jewish Street (I-2), was dynamited by the Nazis and then later bulldozed by the Soviets; there's now a Soviet-built kindergarten and basketball court where the synagogue used to stand.
The Jewish ghetto was encircled by barbed wire and transformed into a prison camp for the city's 60,000 Jews, nearly all of whom were later marched to the Paneriai forest eight kilometers away and executed.
While it is true that few traces of the city's rich Jewish past survived the war, save for a few commemorative plaques (one is on Stikliu and another on Rudninku in the old city) there are ambitious plans for a Jewish revival of sorts.
www.balticsww.com /jews_vilnius.htm   (734 words)

The earliest appearance of the new moon was long ascertained by direct observation, and authoritatively settled by a commission of the Sanhedrin, and the intelligence then made known to the Jews at large, first by means of fire signals, and later on through special messengers.
Of its twelve names now found in the Jewish calendar only seven occur in the Hebrew text, but the whole twelve appear as the main divisions of the Megillath Ta'anith (Scroll of Fasting), which in its original form is referred to a date before the Christian Era.
According to the current Jewish reckoning the calendar is dated from the Creation of the World, which is considered to have taken place 3760 years and 3 months before the commencement of the Christian Era.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03166a.htm   (1187 words)

 Jewish.co.uk from JMT Ventures - The Jewish Online company
Jewish Singles is powered by JDate.com, the largest and most popular online Jewish community around.
Jewish.net is the number one Jewish web directory.
Jewish Zip Dating is powered by JDate.com, the best spot to find and meet Jewish singles in the United States.
www.jewish.co.uk   (464 words)

 Jewish Dating for Jewish Singles
Jewish Matchmaking is recognized as the one of the oldest and largest private membership organizations for Jewish Singles in the world.
We are one of the few Jewish Dating and Introduction Services that has one-on-one personal contact with all our members.
Jewish Matchmaking will share with you how we can help you break this pattern and meet people who are compatible with you.
www.jewishmatchmaking.com   (818 words)

 The Jewish Outreach Institute
We created this listserv (motherscircle@joi.org) as an opportunity for mothers across the country who are of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children to connect with each other, share their stories and offer support and networking.
The synagogue may be the cornerstone of the historical Jewish community but it is not the institution that is anchoring their lives.
The Jewish community needs to come to terms with the fact that it’s living in a new world where barriers are nonexistent and ideas flow freely.
www.joi.org   (3769 words)

 Cyndi's List - Jewish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover, chronicle and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to our families and communities, to our people and our world.
For researchers with Jewish family roots in The Banat, Bessarabia, Bukovina, Dobruja, The Maramures, Moldavia, Transylvania and Wallachia (all within the modern nations of Romania, Moldova, and southwestern Ukraine).
The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women was founded in New York City in 1880 as the Louis Down Town Sabbath School for the purpose of helping under-privileged children of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side.
www.cyndislist.com /jewish.htm   (6095 words)

 Judaism and Jewish Resources - Andrew Tannenbaum
Jewish Family and Life is a web magazine for Jewish parents that reflects the strong family traditions of Jewish culture in the language of the 90's.
The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations is dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish history and culture.
Jewish Marriage Encounter weekends offer couples an opportunity to explore the full potential of their relationships, with an emphasis on communication and understanding.
www.shamash.org /trb/judaism.html   (7781 words)

 Jewish Community
After the passing of Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, members of the Jewish Community were virtually the last group that did not possess full civil and political rights.
Jewish immigration increased after 1870 and by 1914 the Jewish population in Britain had reached 300,000.
became the first Jewish MP who was permitted to take his seat without taking the oath that involved the words "by the true faith of a Christian".
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REjewish.htm   (522 words)

 Rhodes Jewish Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Here we will provide you with information regarding the historical exhibition which is located in the rooms formerly used as the women's prayer rooms at the "Kahal Shalom" synagogue.
This web site is produced by The Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, founded by Aron Hasson, and established to preserve the unique history of the Jews of Rhodes.
The following is an index of audio sound clips relating to the Jewish history of Rhodes that are located on various pages of this web site.
www.rhodesjewishmuseum.org   (430 words)

 Shamash Home Page
All translations of biblical texts are from the 1917 and 1985 Jewish Publication Society translations of the TANAKAH, which have been modified to make the texts gender sensitive.
Shamash: The Jewish Network, strives to be the highest quality central point of Jewish information and discussion on the Internet.
Our mission is to provide a broad array of state-of-the-art education and community building resources to Jewish organizations and individuals for the benefit of the Jewish community.
www.shamash.org   (400 words)

 American Jewish World Service
A woman waits for her child to be seen at a medical clinic in an IDP camp in Darfur.
Since April 2004, American Jewish World Service has been providing humanitarian aid to many of the displaced and traumatized people who have been violently forced from their homes and are now living in camps in Sudan and Chad.
Recognizing that humanitarian aid is crucial but will not stop the genocide, AJWS is engaged in a simultaneous education and advocacy campaign to put pressure on United States and world leaders to end the crisis.
www.ajws.org /index.cfm?section_id=15   (543 words)

 Jewish-American History on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the White House called Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin to tell him he was to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor he thought it was one of his friends playing a joke.
It is a time-honored custom, that when an Editor appears for the first time before the public, he is to state something of the course he means to pursue, and of the subjects he intends laying before his readers.
In our case, this is hardly necessary, since the name of "Jewish Advocate" amply shadows forth what we mean to devote our pages to the spread of whatever can advance the cause of our religion Continue
www.jewish-history.com   (191 words)

 Jewish Adoption - Jew, Hebrew, Adopt a Child, Baby, Find Jewish Adoptive Parents - Children, Couples
In this section, you will find Jewish parents hoping to adopt, Jewish adoption professionals, forums full of adoption information for Jewish families, an adoption registry to search for Jewish birthfamily, waiting kids, scriptures, poetry, family stories, and much more.
Nevertheless, most Jewish adoptions involve couples who are infertile and see adoption as the only alternative to building a family.
Jewish Birthparent Articles, Jewish Birthparent Poetry, Jewish Poetry to Birthparents, Articles by and for Birth Parents, Poetry by Birth Parents, Poetry to Birth Parents
jewish.adoption.com   (481 words)

 Jewish Encyclopedia - Articles of Faith
The recital of this "Kalimah" is the first of the five pillars of practical religion in Islam, and one converted to Islam must repeat it verbatim; so that among the conditions required of every believer with reference to confession is the duty to repeat it aloud at least once in a lifetime.
Righteousness, according- to Jewish belief, was not conditioned of the acceptance of the Jewish religion.
And the righteous among the nations that carried into practise the seven fundamental laws of the covenant with Noah and his descendants were declared to be participants in the felicity of the hereafter.
www.sacred-texts.com /jud/aof.htm   (3039 words)

 Encyclopedia of Jewish Life at Discount Price
It describes the distinctive culture of these Jewish communities lost during the Holocaust.
It chronicles the history of its Jewish people, and as well as the habits and customs of the communities.
No Jewish library should be without this important work.
www.avotaynu.com /books/encyclopedia.htm   (326 words)

 9 Tishrei 5766 - OU.ORG - Your Gateway To The Jewish Internet - Torah, Jerusalem, Israel, Kosher, NCSY, and More... ...
October is NA'IM The OU and Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities Announce October as North American Inclusion Month.
Join a discussion or start a discussion on what's going on in Israel, Jewish life in your community, our online shiurim or anything else you might be interested in.
Jewish Action, the magazine of the OU, will be focusing on business ethics in an upcoming issue.
www.ou.org   (330 words)

 Jewish Lights
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins is widely recognized for his ability to inspire and inform Jewish audiences as a lecturer, educator and author.
He has written widely for the Jewish and general press and is the author of thirty-five books for Jewish group leaders.
Rabbi Elkins is rabbi emeritus of The Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey, and a former member of the committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Council for Jewish Education.
www.jewishlights.com   (336 words)

 Being Jewish Web Site
Jewish parents worry, when their children become Orthodox, that perhaps their children are joining a cult.
My response to a letter I received which said: "The traditional Jewish G-d is too vindictive, vain, and controlling." The truth is that Jews and Judaism consider G-d loving and kind.
Jewish Calendar in English for September '04 to September '05, month by month, with the Shabbat and Holiday Torah readings.
www.beingjewish.com   (1880 words)

 Jewish Women's Archive
Discover the lives and achievements of sixteen trailblazing Jewish women in Women of Valor.
Jewish women have played key roles in building and advancing the modern American women’s movement.
Explore Jewish women's impact on feminism and on the American Jewish community.
www.jwa.org /main.htm   (149 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Each entry provides vital information on the town's Jewish inhabitants on the eve of German occupation, gives the dates of Jewish roundups and mass executions and estimates how many Jews from that community survived the war.
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust reclaims the distinctive culture of thousands of Jewish communities lost during the Holocaust.
Representing the work of more than 80 international scholars and based on decades of research at Yad Vashem, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust tells the story of a world that can no longer be visited.
www.nyupress.org /jewishlife   (779 words)

 Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Ordinance of the Jews of the Crown of Aragon, 1354 CE This ordinance or takkanah was the product of an increased sense of Jewish vulnerability in the years after the Black Death (1348).
Jewish Views of Royal Monetary Policy in Aragon, 13th Century, trans.
It is written in the form of a dialogue, purportedly between the king of the Khazars and the representatives of various belief systems, culminating with a rabbi.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html   (5504 words)

 Jewish baby names and a great baby gift
This quality birth certificate is hand-decorated and personally inscribed on a ceramic tile and elegantly set in a solid wood frame as an everlasting celebration of a child's birth and a permanent reminder of his/her Hebrew birth date and Jewish identity.
Each birth certificate is personalized with the English and Jewish name and birth date, according to both common and Jewish calendar.
Custom Jewish calendars made with your favorite photos make great personalized gifts for parents and grandparents, to celebrate weddings, graduations, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries...
www.jewishbabynames.net   (561 words)

 American Jewish Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American Jewish Congress Calls Attack on Palestinians by an Israeli "Morally Reprehensible Terrorism" (August 18, 2005) "The horrible murder of three Palestinians is...morally reprehensible terrorism," said Paul Miller, President of AJCongress.
American Jewish Congress Responds to North American Fiqh Counci Fatwa Condemning Terrorism (July 29, 2005) "...we would like to be able to applaud the statement of the Fiqh Council with reservation," said Paul S. Miller, AJCongress President.
AJCongress Council for World Jewry, Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia Applaud Decision to End Anti-Semitic Investigation (June 28, 2005) "The closing of this particular case underscores the importance of Jewish leadership worldwide standing firm in the struggle against anti-Semitism," Council Chairman Jack Rosen said.
www.ajcongress.org   (939 words)

 Columbus's Medinah?
Spanish-speaking Jewish refugees from the Inquisition were numerous in the Genoa area.
In fact in one place he calculates the date from the destruction of the "Second House" [=Temple], counting from the traditional (and erroneous) Jewish date of 68 C.E., rather than the generally held 70.
While Roth himself expresses some scepticism about the explorer's Jewish origins, it is significant that the entry is not preceded by the special sign that normally indicates articles about non-Jews.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/Shokel/911014_Columbus.html   (592 words)

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