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Judaism: An Overview
Judaism, the fundamental religion of the Jews, is the oldest and purely monotheistic religion of the world.
Religions >> Judaism
Origins of the Celts
Two new groups of people emerge in Central Europe during the late Neolithic (New Stone Age) period, one certainly immigrant. Each group may be distinguished archaeologically by characteristic artifacts found in their respective burial sites. One was a Bell...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is the day when God handed to Moses the second set of the Ten Commandments. This occurred after the completion of the second 40 days of guidance from God.
Religions >> Judaism
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
What is Kabbalah
Kabbalah can be interpreted and explained in different ways. Kaballah is quite difficult to categorize since its philosophy cannot be verified and not based on historic fact.
Mystic Sciences >> Symbology

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Portuguese Catholics re-embrace their Jewish roots
Portuguese Catholics re-embrace their Jewish roots. The Inquisition extinguished much of the country's Jewish population. But now some Catholics with Jewish origins are taking pride in their heritage, even though they have no intention of converting.
The Secular Thought exchange, part 2: On Jewish secularism's religious origins
David Biale is Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of California, Davis. His books have won the National Jewish Book Award three times and he has been awarded fellowships ...
Princeton exhibit explores Jewish roots in Antebellum America
The first Jewish settlements in the New World were 17th-century offshoots of the diaspora of Sephardic Jews, who traced their origins to Portugal and Spain, according to a Princeton University Library exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum.
The Origins of the BDS War
Furthermore, his Jewish background and affiliation with Zionist causes added to the impact he had as Israel's main accuser. As expected, the allegations in the 452-page Goldstone report repeated themes from the 2001 NGO Forum. Again, Israel was singled ...
Cleveland Jewish philanthropy in spotlight March 16
Historian David Hammack plans to contextualize the Jewish figures that put Cleveland on the national philanthropic map at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage March 16. In a March 7 telephone interview, he said he aims to paint a broad picture of the ...

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