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Travel Tips for Israel *

Dos And Don’ts When in Israel and Travel Tips for Israel If you ever travel to Israel – here’s how to increase your experience, safety and save money! Read our ...

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Judaism and Zoroastrianism *

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest continuously practiced religions, based on the teachings of the Iranian-speaking prophet Zoroaster. Zoroastrianism enters written history in the 5th century BCE. The sacred Zoroastrian pilgrimage shrine of Chak Chak in Yazd, Iran.Photo: Abolfazl Ahmadi  ...

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The expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim countries *

The Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries, or Jewish exodus from Arab countries, was the departure, flight, expulsion, evacuation and migration of 850,000 Jews, primarily of Sephardi and Mizrahi background, from Arab countries and the Muslim world.

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Siebenberg House *

Siebenberg House (מוזיאון בית זיבנברג‎) is a museum below a house on 5 Beit HaShoeva Alley in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Jewish Quarter.

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Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum *

The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum is a museum located in the Diamond Exchange District, Tel Aviv District city of Ramat Gan, Israel. The permanent collection consists of rough and finished diamonds and gemstones and provides information on the history and industry of diamonds.

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The Egged History Center *

The Egged History Center, in Holon, presents more than 60 buses that have been lovingly collected, built and renovated, and which reflect nearly seventy years of public transport in Eretz ...

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Bible Lands Museum *

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem holds a unique collection dating back to the beginning of written history. It tells the story of humanity, the story of culture, the story of where we came from and how we got here.

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Judaism and Buddhism *

The gilded "Emaciated Buddha statue" in an Ubosoth in Bangkok representing the stage of his asceticism Chainwit. - Own work

Judaism and Buddhism. The former is a monotheistic faith built on faith God, the Torah, and the idea of free will. Judaism emerged in the Levant around 3,300 years ago. The latter is a nontheistic and monastic religion that originated in India around 563 BCE. 

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Judaism and Buddhism?! Isn't it sacrilegious to equate the two? Yet, we find many parallels between their mystical teachings. Over a third of American Buddhists are Jews! In the 60's (as well as today) seeking Jews en masse explored Far Eastern disciplines and it became a part of their spiritual journeys. What is behind this Jewish fascination with Eastern thought? Is there anything we can learn from it? Are there indeed parallels worth exploring? Would you believe that the birth of Eastern philosophy is discussed in this week's Torah portion? Whether Brahman is related to Abraham or not, clearly many foundations of Far Eastern thought originate from Abraham. No wonder Jewish and Eastern mysticism contain many similar ideas. But they also fundamentally differ in many important ways. As we read in this week's Torah portion how Abraham sent his children to the East armed with spiritual wisdom, please join Rabbi Jacobson in an eye-opening class on the mysteries of the journey to the east, the sparks embedded there by Abraham, which would be uncovered by his grandchildren thousands of years later! Discover the secrets of mysticism that changed the world then -- and how it can change our lives today.

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