Therefore, the Jewish calendar might be described as both solar and lunar. To ensure that the Jewish holidays always fall in the proper season, an extra month is added to the Hebrew calendar seven times out of every 19 years.The moon takes an average of 29.5 days to complete its cycle; 12 lunar months equal 354 days. If this were not done, the fall harvest festival of Sukkot, for instance, would sometimes be celebrated in the summer, or the spring holiday of Passover would sometimes occur in the winter. JFSA seeks caring people to join our family, offering a wide range of career opportunities that provide meaningful work to individuals.If your skills match our requirements, we will contact you for an interview. You don't have to be Jewish to find favor in G-d's eyes G-d gave only seven basic commandments to gentiles Yiddish words for gentiles are goy, shiksa and shkutz Judaism does not approve of interfaith marriage, but it is very common Jews do not proselytize, but it is possible to convert to Judaism Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come.
Despite physical hardship and anti-Semitism, Jewish intellectual and spiritual life flourished, producing some of the most famous Jewish rabbis and thinkers, including Rashi and Rabenu Tam.Judaism generally recognizes that Christians and Moslems worship the same G-d that we do and those who follow the tenets of their religions can be considered righteous in the eyes of G-d.Contrary to popular belief, Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people.On some pages, I have identified variations in practice or belief in other movements. That depends on what you're looking for: If you are looking for something specific, I have a Search Engine for this site.Everything in this web site is free to use or distribute in any way, with three conditions: 1) if you use text, graphics or sound from this site, please credit this site; 2) do not redistribute this information for profit; 3) do not "mirror" this site or copy pages from this site for use on other web sites. There are over eighty web pages on this site, comprising over 300 pages of text, a virtual book of information on Judaism. Enter a term and it will search the glossary and index, giving you quick definitions and explanations, and pointing you to appropriate pages in this site.