Category «Science and History»

Do Jewish People Celebrate Easter?

Do Jewish People Celebrate Easter? Stained Glass

As Spring approaches, every store reminds of us Easter is right around the corner with bright displays featuring bunnies and chicks down abundant candy aisles. Christians around the world start a series of holy days and weeks to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ, extending past the secular Holiday of Easter Sunday. For those …

Facts About the Jewish Religion

Hanukah’s Menorah

The Jewish religion is referred to as Judaism and is known to be one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religion. Monotheistic religions belief systems are based on the idea of a single God that is all-powerful and not in need of helpmates such as the Trinity of some Christian faiths, or polytheism, where multiple gods …

Who Wrote the Hebrew Scriptures? And What Were Their Influences and Inspirations?

Mastering the Traditional Passover Greeting: The Israel Museum

While Judaism accepts certain authors by tradition, scholars still ask: Who wrote the Hebrew Scriptures? They are not trying to sabotage Judaism—in fact, there is a good reason to ask this question, and the answers potentially enrich, rather than depreciate, the Jewish faith. The question has historical, anthropological, philosophical, and theological implications. Furthermore, because of …

Hebrew Alphabet Meanings, Symbols and Ideas About Creation

Kabbalah "ein sof" chart

Hebrew is not just for Bible or Jewish studies scholars. It turns out the letters of the Hebrew alphabet actually have much to say about the patterns that govern creation—both natural and human. The Hebrew alphabet meanings, symbols are relevant to Christians, too, as they represent and refine the understanding of God, the cosmos, and …

“What Language Do They Speak in Israel?” A Worthwhile Question

What Language Do They Speak in Israel?” - Jerusalem

Hebrew is not a commonly taught language in schools around the world—most people view it as an ancient religious language. However, modern Israel has excellent universities and businesses; and is making strides in sustainability, medical technology, finance, and computer science. Israel has produced incredible writers, musicians, and film artists, too. So, what language do they …

The Difference Between Aramaic and Hebrew: A Story of Two Timeless Languages

The King David's Tower

Two similar languages share the stage as one of the oldest languages ever spoken. Enjoying the spotlight throughout ancient history, these languages have become invaluable to anyone who understands their importance. However, many misperceptions have sprung up along the way, hence the importance of knowing the difference between Aramaic and Hebrew. Clarifications in all areas …