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Hanukkah story

Hanukkah is a very important holiday in the Jewish calendar. However, apart from the lighting of the nine-branch menorah and parts of the story about the oil in the Temple which was supposed to last for just one day and instead lasted for eight days, not many people are aware of the whole story and significance of Hanukkah.But Hanukkah [...]

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Hanukkah gifts

Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is the time when Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil which was supposed to last for just one day and instead lasted for eight days in the Temple during the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC.Despite the meaning of the holiday, people did not exchange gifts on this [...]

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Kabbalah books

It is a fact that the Kabbalah is not only embraced by Jews but also by people of other religions who, once becoming acquainted with it, would like to transform it into a way of living. However, for the non-initiated ones it is very difficult to find reliable sources which they could use in order to learn more about [...]

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Tree of Life Symbolism

The Tree of Life is an incredibly meaningful Kabbalah symbol. Although it is a Judaic symbol, its origins are a combination of Christian and esoteric elements. The representation is in the form of a diagram with three columns/pillars and has multiple meanings: that of God’s emanations during the Creation, the nature of the divinity which is revealed to the one [...]

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Kabbalah symbols

The Kabbalah has a series of symbols, the understanding of which is essential for all those embracing this new vision of the world. The majority of these symbols is essentially of Judaic nature and each of them can be taken separately and analyzed as such. The following paragraphs shall present in brief the main aspects of the Kabbalah symbols, with [...]

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The significance of the Kabbalah

The Kabbalah has been embraced by many well-known celebrities, which generated massive interest towards its main ideas and development.A definition of the Kabbalah varies depending on its form of manifestation – either as the religious form of Judaism, or the more occultist New Age version displayed nowadays. Essentially, the Kabbalah is a set of teachings aiming to explain the existing relationship [...]

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About Evil Eye Jewelry

In order to escape the effects of the evil eye, people have devised, throughout time, a series of amulets, talismans, phrases and rituals which could be worn and or performed when necessary. Of these, the most attractive nowadays are the talismans and amulets which have been turned into impressive pieces of jewelry. These pieces of jewelry essentially feature [...]

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The True Meaning of the "Evil Eye"

Its most common representation is a dark blue circle at the exterior, a white one, a light blue circle on the inside and a black small bead at the center. While some might think this is a great piece of jewelry, or a symbol of some kind, this is, in fact, the expression of the strongest superstition ever existing. [...]

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Jewish bar mitzvah

It is common in Judaism that when children come of age, this form of maturity should be celebrated accordingly. Such a celebration is called a ”Bar Mitzvah” in the case of a boy and ”Bat Mitzvah” in the case of a girl – ”bar” has Aramaic roots and means ”boy”, while ”bat” means ”girl”. ”Mitzvah” can be translated as [...]

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Jewish films

It is hard to state what makes a movie Jewish – its actors being Jewish, its producer being Jewish or its setting and main plot being Jewish-related? In some cases, all three elements are present, in some only one or two. However, most film critics consider these films to be Jewish. The following paragraphs shall present several movies which are branded [...]

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