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Jewish Festival Calendar 2017

Jewish Festival Calendar

Jewish Festival Calendar 2017 The Jews or Jewish people represent an ethno religious group, whose ethnicity, nationality and religion are closely interlinked. The traditional faith of the Jewish nation is Judaism. There are 13.2 million Jews worldwide, according to the Jewish agency for Israel. While 5.4 million Jews are based in their homeland Israel, a thumping 5.3 million Jews are …

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What Is Hanukkah?

What Is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over …

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Israel – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Israel – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Jerusalem Location: On the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has borders with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt Area: 20, 770 sq km National composition: Jews (90%), Arabs (many Palestinian Arabs live in various Arab nations) Religions: Judaism , Islam, Christianity Official languages: Herbrew, Arabic Currency: Shekel = 100 new agora Administrative divisions: 6 …

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Hanukkah Coloring Pages

Hanukkah Coloring Pages

Hanukkah / Chanukkah Coloring Pages: Hanukkah (sometimes transliterated Chanukkah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in …

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Hanukkah Quotes in English

Hanukkah Quotes in English

Hanukkah Quotes in English: Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in …

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General Knowledge Picture Quiz – 5

General Knowledge Picture Quiz – 5: Recognize the Pictures of Maps and Flags…

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World Famous Landmarks Quiz

World Famous Landmarks Quiz

The World Famous Landmarks Quiz tests how much you know about some of the world’s most famous destinations. See what you know in the famous landmarks quiz.

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Famous Cities Quiz

Famous Cities Quiz

Famous Cities Quiz – Different cities are famous for different things. The famous landmarks quiz tests how much you know about some of the world’s most famous destinations.

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Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland was born on September 12, 1957 in Stavanger, Norway. He was the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from June 2003 to December 2006. Egeland was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and succeeded Kenzo Oshima. He traveled extensively, drawing attention to humanitarian emergencies. Egeland took up the position as director of the Norwegian Institute …

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