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Some of the most important Ashkenazi dishes

Some of the most important Ashkenazi dishes

Through history, the Jewish food has been one of the most important things in the Judaism traditions. A lot of these recipes and preparations are considered vital in the Jewish holidays, due to their symbolism and significance. Within the Judaism branches, we can have the Ashkenazim, which has been through history a very significant division,… Continue Reading

Why is American Jewish Education in Crisis?

Why is American Jewish Education in Crisis?

Jewish people are known for being smart and good at business. Yosef Meystel knows that historically, Jews have given a special place to education, considering it the best way for them to transmit their tenets, principles and religious laws from one generation to another. This can be seen in different moments of human history, when… Continue Reading

4 of the 7 Rabbinic Mitzvahs

4 of the 7 Rabbinic Mitzvahs

For the Jewish community, the religion is full of mitzvahs, 613 in total written in the Torah. But for the higher hierarchies, there are some additional mitzvahs that need to be completed and followed. These are 7 additional mitzvahs that the prophets and rabbis have had for many centuries since the first millennium after the… Continue Reading

Jerusalem’s temple: History and news

Jerusalem’s temple: History and news

When some Gentiles read the Bible (including, of course, the so-called ‘New Testament’ of Christianity,) they wonder what happened to the Temple in Jerusalem. A frequent question from Gentiles to Jews is why animal sacrifices are no longer conducted and why Jewish places of worship are synagogues alone. The reason is in the very history… Continue Reading