JEWISH
STUDIES




JEWS

JEWISH CULTURE

JEWISH STUDIES

JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (JAHM)

JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (JAHM) RELATED TOPICS

WHAT DO JEWS BELIEVE?

JEWISH BELIEFS RELATED TOPICS

JEWISH LIFE RELATED TOPICS

JEWISH HOLIDAYS RELATED TOPICS

JEWISH STUDIES LINKS



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JEWS




The Jews also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious
group originating from the Historical Israelites of the Ancient
Near East.

The Jewish ethnicity, nationality and religion are strongly
interrelated, as Judaism is the traditional faith of the Jewish
nation. Converts to Judaism typically have a status within the
Jewish ethnos equal to those born into it.[31] Conversion is not
encouraged by mainstream Judaism, and is considered a tough task,
mainly applicable for cases of mixed marriages.



JEWS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews



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JEWISH
CULTURE




Jewish culture is the international culture of the Jews. Since
the formation of the Jewish nation in biblical times the
international community of Jewish people has been considered a
tribe or an ethnoreligious group rather than solely a religion.
Judaism guides its adherents in both practice and belief, so
that it has been called not only a religion, but an orthopraxy.
Not all individuals or all cultural phenomena can be classified
as either "secular" or "religious", a distinction native to
Enlightenment thinking.

Jewish culture in its etymological meaning retains the linkage
to the land of origin, the people named for the Kingdom of Judah,
study of Jewish texts, practice of community charity, and Jewish
history. The term "secular Jewish culture" therefore refers to
many aspects, including: Religion and World View, Literature,
Media, and Cinema, Art and Architecture, Cuisine and Traditional
Dress, attitudes to Gender, Marriage, and Family, Social Customs
and Lifestyles, Music and Dance. "Secular Judaism," is a distinct
phenomenon related to Jewish secularization - a historical process
of divesting all of these elements of culture from their religious
beliefs and practices.



Jewish culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_culture



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JEWISH
STUDIES




Jewish studies (or Judaic studies) is an academic discipline
centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. Jewish studies is
interdisciplinary and combines aspects of history (especially
Jewish history), Middle Eastern studies, Asian studies,
Oriental studies, religious studies, archeology, sociology,
languages (Jewish languages), political science, area studies,
women's studies, and ethnic studies.

Jewish studies as a distinct field is mainly present at
colleges and universities in North America.

Related fields include Holocaust research and Israel Studies,
and in Israel, Jewish Thought.



History


The Jewish tradition generally places a high value on learning
and study, especially of religious texts. Torah study (study of
the Torah and more broadly of the entire Hebrew Bible as well as
Rabbinic literature such as the Talmud and Midrash) is considered
a religious obligation.

Since the Renaissance and the growth of higher education, many
people, including people not of the Jewish faith, have chosen to
study Jews and Judaism as a means of understanding the Jewish
religion, heritage, and Jewish history.

Religious instruction specifically for Jews, especially for those
who wish to join the rabbinate, is taught at Jewish seminaries
(and in Orthodox Judaism, yeshivas). Among the most prominent are
the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary and the Reform Hebrew
Union College. For the majority of Jewish students attending regular
academic colleges and universities there is a growing choice of
Jewish studies courses and even degrees available at many institutions.



Jewish studies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_studies



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JEWISH
AMERICAN
HERITAGE
MONTH
(JAHM)




Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is an annual
recognition and celebration of Jewish American
achievements in and contributions to the United
States of America. It is observed annually in the
U.S. during the month of May.



Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_American_Heritage_Month



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JEWISH
AMERICAN
HERITAGE
MONTH
(JAHM)
RELATED
TOPICS




Israelites
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israelites

Hebrews
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrews

Jewish history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_history

Jewish culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_culture

Jewish Americans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Americans

White House Hanukkah Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Hanukkah_Party



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WHAT
DO
JEWS
BELIEVE?




Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. Their
sacred text, the Hebrew Bible, teaches several doctrines -
such as those about God, the Messiah, human beings, and the
universe - making beliefs very important to Jews. Judaism
has no official creed, however. Judaism shares some beliefs
with other world religions, like monotheism with Christianity
and Islam, but in other respects there are sharp differences
between the faiths.

It is important to understand that the term "Jewish" can be
used to describe a race and a culture, rather than a religion,
so some who identify themselves as Jewish may have little
interest in the beliefs of Judaism.



What Do Jews Believe?
http://www.religionfacts.com/judaism/beliefs.htm



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JEWISH
BELIEFS
RELATED
TOPICS




Afterlife & Messiah
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/Afterlife_and_Messiah.shtml

Bioethics
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Bioethics.shtml

Free Will
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/Free_Will.shtml

Gender & Feminism
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Gender_and_Feminism.shtml

God
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/God.shtml

Jewish Philosophy
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/Thinkers_and_Thought.shtml

Jews & Non-Jews
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Jews_and_Non-Jews.shtml

Kaballah & Mysticism
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/Kabbalah_and_Mysticism.shtml

Magic & the Supernatural
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Magic_and_the_Supernatural.shtml

Our Bodies
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/practices/Ethics/Our_Bodies.shtml

Nature & the Environment
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Nature_and_the_Environment.shtml

Science
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Science.shtml

Suffering & Evil
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/Suffering_and_Evil.shtml

War & Peace
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/War_and_Peace.shtml

Who is a Jew?
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/Who_is_a_Jew.shtml



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JEWISH
LIFE
RELATED
TOPICS




Newborn Ceremonies
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Newborn_Ceremonies.shtml

Bar/Bat Mitzvah
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/BarBat_Mitzvah.shtml

Conversion
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Conversion.shtml

Weddings
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Weddings.shtml

Death & Mourning
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Death_and_Mourning.shtml

Sex & Sexuality
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Sex_and_Sexuality.shtml

Relationships
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Relationships.shtml

Parenting
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Stages/Jewish_Parenting1.shtml

Caregiving
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/caregiving.shtml



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JEWISH
HOLIDAYS
RELATED
TOPICS




Rosh Hashanah
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Rosh_Hashanah.shtml

Yom Kippur
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Yom_Kippur.shtml

Sukkot
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Sukkot.shtml

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Shemini_AtzeretSimchat_Torah.shtml

Hanukkah
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Hanukkah.shtml

Tu Bishvat
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Tu_Bishvat.shtml

Purim
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Purim.shtml

Passover
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Passover.shtml

Shavuot
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Shavuot.shtml

Yom Hashoah
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Modern_Holidays.shtml

Yom Ha'atzmaut
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Modern_Holidays.shtml

Tisha B'Av
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Tisha_BAv.shtml

Minor Fasts
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Minor_Fasts/Minor_Fasts_101.shtml

Jewish Calendar
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/hebcal/index.cgi

Candlelighting Times
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/practices/Ritual/Shabbat_The_Sabbath/At_Home/Shabbat_Candles/Shabbat_Candle_Lighting.shtml

Shabbat
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/practices/Ritual/Shabbat_The_Sabbath.shtml

Rosh Chodesh
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Rosh_Chodesh.shtml

Non-Jewish Holidays
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/About_Holidays/Non-Jewish_Holidays.shtml



My Jewish Learning
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays.shtml




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JEWISH
STUDIES
LINKS




About Jewish Women's History
http://womenshistory.about.com/msubjewish.htm

American Jewish Historical Society
http://www.ajhs.org/

Center for Jewish History
http://www.cjh.org/

Electronic Emporium for Jewish History
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eejh/

Encyclopedia Judaica Online
http://www.bjeindy.org/resources/library/encyclopediajudaica/

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.asp

Jews
http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Ethnicity/Jewish

Jews in America: Our Story
http://www.jewsinamerica.org/

Jewish Agency for Israel
http://www.jafi.org.il/JewishAgency/English/Home/

Jewish American Heritage Month
http://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov

Jewish American Heritage Month Coalition
http://jewishheritage.ujcweb.org

Jewish Encyclopedia.com
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/



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Jewish History
http://www.jewishhistory.org/

Jewish History Month
http://www.jewishhistorymonth.com/

Jewish Interactive Studies
http://jewishstudies.org/

Jewish Studies
http://www.masaisrael.org/jewish-studies

Jewish Virtual Library
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/index.html

Jewish Women's Archive resources for JAHM
http://jwa.org/discover/throughtheyear/may/jahm

Judaism 101
http://www.jewfaq.org/index.shtml

The Khazars
http://www.khazaria.com/

The Khazars
http://www.imninalu.net/Khazars.htm

Maps related to Jewish history
http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/0415236614/resources/indi.asp

My English Hebrew Dictionary
http://www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/

The Orthodox Union
http://www.ou.org/

Shalom Online
http://www.shalom2.20m.com/

World Jewish Congress
http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/

World Congress of Jewish Studies
http://www.jewish-studies.org/



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