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Who Are the Jews of Australia?

The first Jews arrived in Sydney in 1788 and have been joined by successive waves of Jewish immigrants ever since.

Must-Know Jewish Death and Mourning Terms

Whether you've lost a loved one or are simply paying a shiva visit, these words and phrases are helpful to know.

Can A Jew Get Body Piercings?

While most Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex with other body parts.

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The Jewish Community of Jamaica

Legends about Jewish pirates and a distinguished 20th-century political legacy are highlights of this Caribbean Jewish community's history.

What Is the Green Line?

The boundary established at the conclusion of Israel's 1948 War of Independence, the Green Line has long formed the basis of territorial negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses tells the Israelites that if they worship idols, they will be punished. Moses explains the laws of kosher food, and he details the three pilgrimage festivals: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

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HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Re’eh

Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

Isaiah 54:11 - 55:5

Telling and Retelling

Why does Moses repeat the history of Israelite people on the eve of crossing into the promised land?

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Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.

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Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.

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