Author: Yossi Belz

Paratroopers Brigade

This elite brigade, also known as the 35th brigade is a unit of paratroopers within the Israeli Defense Forces. Service in the Paratroopers (Tzanchanim) is voluntary and any candidate must pass rigorous physical and mental...

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Chanukah menorah

The Hanukkah Menorah is lit during the eight day Chanukah holiday which commemorates the miracle which occurred after the Second Temple in Jerusalem after it was desecrated by the forces of king Antiochus. In 175 BCE, Antiochus...

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Rosh Hashanah

At the beginning of the Jewish New Year, on Rosh Hashanah, one is being judged for his deeds and is encouraged to do Teshuva, or repentance. When coming home from synagogue services on the first night of the High Holiday, there...

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What are Tefillin?

What are Tefillin? Tefillin are translated into English as Phylacteries. They are two palm-sized black leather boxes that contain scrolls of parchment that are inscribed with verses from the Torah. The boxes have black leather...

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History of the Jews

1812 BCE Time of Abraham begins Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization in flower Abraham was the first person in the world who questioned polytheism, or idol worship of many gods. He looked at the sun, moon and nature and came...

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